Mudlark No. 46 (2012)

Beginning Again

Flute sounds:

The Enchanted Forest
filling this space between
pink walls,

tangled music boughs.

Among the humble
gifts: early sun on a radio
dial, a simple “on”

button that lights up
like a red star.

The flute sounds lift
into birdsong, magic eyes.
The room is awake now.

The shimmering
bird-wing inside was broken;
healing involved a cage


again, the warbler takes
flight. Courage is partly
quiet rehearsal.

Susan Kelly-DeWitt | Song
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