POEM: grounded (these lies you must come to terms with)

did they tell you
the feathers are merely ornamental?

that’s to keep you from trying

that's to keep you from flying

ground into dust


did they tell you
you are no bird—

or of course
we need the babies?

need you overfull
weighted down


these lies
you must carry

these lies
you must come to terms with

—P.L. Thomas

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