I’m not sure where this poem came from or exactly what it means, but it emerged and took flight as a result of a prompt in a writing workshop.
So here it is.
an albatross my fate did toss
like caution to the wind
around my neck it once bedecked
the weight of someone’s sin
with wings spread wide above the tide
it sailed and swooped and dived
to find lost treasure and guilty pleasure
the sun and sea connived
its feathers white soon blinded sight
and beckoned me to come
on unknown flights beyond the night
where fear is deaf and dumb
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