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Strings

February 1, 2016 | By

A lyrical poem with strong imagery portraying a pigeon and a nylon string.

He is white
purple-necked, black-tailed
I think of painted peace

He is white
purple-necked, black-tailed
I think of painted peace

The nylon string
has taken his fancy

He cannot stay away from it

He tugs at the loose end,
fixes his beak to it
and flies away

He is surprised
to find himself alone in flight
The string has ditched him again

He repeats the abduction tirelessly
I think of the chances
love gets to reciprocate

The string is nailed to the wall
the pigeon
to his obsession

The fifteen inch strong nylon
might strangle him some day
Love is a much surer string

 

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Reena Prasad is constantly losing things like pens, cats and her temper while settling down in the Sharjah desert and trying not become dust but you can find her poems in some anthologies and journals e.g. The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East,Angle Journal, Poetry Quarterly, etc. She is also the Destiny Poets, Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology.
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