Pattiann Rogers

(1940 / Joplin, Missouri / United States)

Stone Bird

I remember you. You're the one
who lifted your ancient bones
of fossil rock, pulled yourself free
of the strata like a plaster figure
rising from its own mold, became
flesh and feather, took wing,
arrested the sky.
You're the one who, though marble,
floated as beautifully as a white

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