Scary dude. The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as whalehead or shoe-billed stork, is a very large stork-like bird.
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #435 - Birds #2, a poem, Writerly Wednesday
Hey Mom, And so we're back to the bird poems. Part two.
More of that play with language I seemed so fascinated with in my poetry days: associating the arched spine with an ache and the groan with the arch usually associated with the spine. I don't know if those flipped concepts mean anything to anyone but me.
Also, feet with talons looks better to me as "talonned" than "taloned." But since it's not a word, then I don't know.
And, you, Mom, smile and nod. :-)
by christopher tower
I scoop you in the wings
mix you with feathers
sugar and salt you
and allow you to trickle
back into the bed.
You separate like grains of wheat
I peck at you
smooth you like tail feathers
grip your breast in passion's beak
and as your spine aches and
your groan arches
I slam my talonned feet
upon your clammy thighs, wings out,
I tighten and nudge you into the muggy night
of plucked and withered fowl.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 437 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1609.14 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.