RIC S. BASTASA


The male bird praying for freedom


When will he be free? says the male bird with blue wings
it is eating its claw like a bread stick
it is trying to remove all feathers with each breath

to the Sky it begs, to the clouds it is asking intercession
but darkness closed in and the clouds have long vanished.

Submitted: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 04, 2013

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