Shawn L. Bird

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poem- balance October 28, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:37 pm
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Life is balanced

on a pinpoint.

Home, food, health, connections, work, meaning

sway precariously.

If one is pulled,

all is impacted:

Rocks and





I’m thinking today of an extended family member who was in a serious car accident recently.  One moment, all is well, the next some guy isn’t watching the road, jumps a meridian, and you’re in emergency.  If you’re sole support, and you’re off work for a year of recovery, how does that impact everyone around you?


poem- Jenga January 9, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:34 am
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Our lives are Jenga towers:

intricate stacks of circumstance

that in a moment can

collapse around us.



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