ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

POETRY

Away

a free verse poem for #Wingsweek

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

Dear God, make me a bird so I can fly far, far away from here.
— Jenny Curran, Forrest Gump

I don’t remember how these work.
Unpack, unwrap, unfold.

I go through the motions,
grounded, numbed
stagnant, with tears where
my sight used to be.

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