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Challenge: Shadows IX (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Oct 17, 2018
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2018


Place: 36 out of 48
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Votes: 50
Comments: 3
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11/11/2018 02:06:10 PM
W. S. Merwin


I have been cruel to a fat pigeon
Because he would not fly
All he wanted was to live like a friendly old man

He had let himself become a wreck filthy and confiding
Wild for his food beating the cat off the garbage
Ignoring his mate perpetually snotty at the beak
Smelling waddling having to be
Carried up the ladder at night content

Fly I said throwing him into the air
But he would drop and run back expecting to be fed
I said it again and again throwing him up
As he got worse
He let himself be picked up every time
Until I found him in the dovecote dead
Of the needless efforts

So that is what I am

Pondering his eye that could not
Conceive that I was a creature to run from

I who have always believed too much in words
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11/07/2018 10:58:46 PM
here is the poem
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11/07/2018 01:54:04 AM
I need to send you a poem.
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