David Shapiro

(1947 / New Jersey / United States)

Tattoo for Gina - Poem by David Shapiro

Some see a dove
And think Pigeon
Others see pigeons
And think Dove

Some know that all pigeons are doves
Some angry as if pigeons were not doves

But the city lover knows
And I try to reconstruct
The tattoo on one of your many branches

The more arms the more power
I think of you, O pale tattoo
All pigeons, all doves
You friendly cliff-dwellers

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 30, 2017

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