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the albatross

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Albatross in flight

 

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.

 

 

the albatross

by punkie

 

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

 

 

© Susan Macaulay 2015. I invite you to share my poetry and posts widely, but please do not reprint, reblog or copy and paste them in their entirety without my permission. Thank you.

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Susan Macaulay created and curates SheQuotesMy Alzheimer’s Story,  Amazing Women RockAmazingSusan.com, and Succeed With Susan. She is a feminist, global citizen, lifelong learner and the author of Everyday Feminine Wisdom and soon-to-be-published “the dogs’ breakfast.”