Shawn L. Bird

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poem-perhaps it is March 25, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:30 am
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Perhaps it is

some sort of survivor’s guilt

that the fractured fragments

the twisted tableaux of warped memories

those bêtes noires barely contained within your brain,

burst in sullen silence, tremulous terror, or

most disturbing, that  zombie calm

of a human automaton.

Perhaps it is

just chemistry asserting its superiority:

neuro-biology exposing itself

as a short-circuiting electric conduit

for daily conduct.

Perhaps it is

an allegory for transformation


perhaps it is

futility that demonstrates fallibility

and ultimately, profound humility.


16 Responses to “poem-perhaps it is”

  1. chris jensen Says:

    Very deep, Mrs. Bird!

    How have you been doing in are great white north?

    And the snow, is there any?

    Within the big city of Vancouver, the only snow we see is on the North-Shore Mountains!

    hugs & kisses chris

  2. chris jensen Says:

    Just a little, taste!

    To draw us, to your blog?

    Sweet loving wet kisses to you,


  3. howardat58 Says:

    I’ve just been reading about deconstruction and Jaques Derrida. “When reading the word ‘house’ some will see other houses, some will see contrast, shed, mansion, office block.” I’m with the latter, especially with your poetry. And I just love the alliteration.

  4. Being energy fields, ourselves, there is great truth to the idea that we can heal ourselves with consistent positive thought.

    • Considering that the doctor gave my mother 2 weeks to live and told her she’d never walk again on Dec 2nd, 2015 after she had a severe stroke and lost her left side, and she told him that was NOT the way it was going to be, and moved back into her house on her own 2 feet to live alone again this week, I can’t say I disagree!

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