in peace

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The bird stood on the sidewalk
red feet bright in the sun
feathers fluffed
to ward off the cold
thinking of winter
of the lack of food
and warmth
but he was happy
in spite of what was coming
because he was free
no cage held him
he would live or die
on his own
in peace

 

This post is a collaboration:

lovely picture by Paul Militaru

and wonderful poem by Gigi