Single pigeon

Single pigeon

A single pigeon
          sitting on the very summit
of a conifer
          possesses innate skills
that I could never
          in a million years master
For one : it can fly
          and for another : it has
a sense of direction
          second to none

I observe it now
          against the backdrop
of a grey sky
          preening its feathers
as the sun rises
          It is emblematic
of nature
          but knows nothing
of itself
          does not see itself
has no I
          and does not write

John Lyons

 

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