Lizzy Swane

Children are taught this natural way
from the earliest ages. Mother knows,
decides when chicks are thrust
from nests; fly or perish. Such a cliché
has no place
in a respectable poem.

At 7 was when I chose this practice:
standing at the top of our clutch, the roll
from bedroom to dining room entrance.
Pilot’s say: take-off is taxing, flight simple,
a safe landing pitch
is knowing how to fall.

Lizzy Swane remains silent, sows critique or kudo as musts need. Send your pleasure to apoetflower@gmail.com.

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