How to Draw a Bird

Streaming through veins of air, vibrant and brilliant

Shapes and marks and colors and patterns and calls

Should I create lists scratching an analytical itch

Books and guides and websites and apps.

Knowing less with each spreadsheet


Sit in the electricity of stillness

Each call carries stories long their own and their own long after

Now with a wisdom of naivety and courage of ingenuity


Draw pen from pocket

Turn the cap

A new word never spoken

A new alphabet waiting for letters

Paper pulls ink from nib

Maybe? Maybe.

A bird

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