Shawn L. Bird

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poem- Star people May 24, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:28 am
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We are all made of star dust

but some of us

are less star

than dust.

Star people cause ripples

in our complacency

raise our eyes

to skies.


poem-dust August 6, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:30 am
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Small re-locations reveal borders

Dust thick upon the mantle

My dust

Your dust

Road dust

the universe converging

amidst candlesticks and glass birds

settling on the surface

of my listlessness.


poem- dust December 25, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:46 pm
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The mantle piece is gathering dust,

as are other ledges,too

The strings are dusty on the harp

the soundboard’s dusty, true.

The floors could use a washing.

Windows want a spotless view,

But what I lack in house keeping

I make up in love for you.



(Someone is vacuuming and washing floors before we leave for Christmas dinner, causing stress to poodles.  Hint: it isn’t me).


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