Paper Birds

I hope you enjoy this lovely poem of love, loss and healing from Holly. But how can you not with lines like, “I am the flush of peony”

House of Heart

I have unfolded us

like origami,

dissected our borders,

the shadowed corners

of secrets

I have forced into

the light to mourn

like small bones of

birds, somehow sacred.

I have renamed

us where every

memory is not an

ache beneath my ribs

and every  thought is not

an assault on the dead.

I am the flush of peony

the color of healing scars.

pink carnations

google art

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4 responses to “Paper Birds

  1. Thanks so much Melanie. 🙂

  2. Stunning imagery. Love the line “I am the flush of peony

    the color of healing scars.”

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