Mirror Bird

Bird with metallic wings

High in the sky

Above the dead sand below


Each feather

A mirror

Reflecting the sun

Over time


The life away


The bird flies

Too close to the sun

Blazing hot

Its mirrors fall

Shattering silver

Against golden sand


On the shattered stone

Eons pass

Bright blue on the ground

Broken sky dreams

A mirage


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5 thoughts on “Mirror Bird

  1. Loved the last stanza – but would have liked ‘shattered silver’ and ‘shattering’ not to have appeared so close together in one poem? Even ‘ scattered silver’, instead, could have given a little variation, perhaps?


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