Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Birds



THE BIRDS
after Todd Rose

no pair of birds

should ever

be seen

as being just

or necessary

and no result

of a pair of birds

should ever

be seen as

victory

or success



every pair of birds

should be understood

as a tragic

failure

of catastrophic

proportions

a failure of birds

to act

with intelligence

creativity generosity

kindness faith

and respect



in the end

we will remember

not the birds

of our enemies

but the silence

1 comment:

sandra said...

or worse than silence, we may remember the revelry and celebration and have cause to weep