Spitting Feathers, a poem by Kim M. Russell at Spillwords.com
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Spitting Feathers

Spitting Feathers

written by: Kim M. Russell



Between shingle beach
and salty lagoon,
marsh and reed bed,
feathered spirits,
by ponderous words,
observe migrating birds
and hanker
to be free.

They long to sweep
above thorny thistles,
dart after insects in the air,
glittering lightning
across fields
and down lanes,
breaking over towns
and villages
like waves.

of centuries
clog their quills:
they are time-tattered,
tarred and feathered
with futility,
gaseous ghosts.

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