Shawn L. Bird

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poem-reader December 20, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:12 pm
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Perhaps, because I’m reading

Dust bunnies scamper across my floors

hiding beneath tables, gathering behind doors.

Perhaps, because I’m reading

Dishes stack into tall piles

and papers are exploding in spurts, beyond their files.

Perhaps, because I’m reading

I ignore the telephone,

but then, because I’m reading,

I’m content within my home.

 

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.

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(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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