Exit – Susie Sweetland Garay

A coworker
(I would
call her friend)
calls me over
to help.
A bird has
become trapped
in our unfinished,
flood ravaged
We watch him fly
over and over again
into the closed window,
desperate to escape.
I move closer
frightening him
into another room
while I open
the window.
When the screen
is removed
I follow.
His flight and
exit are perfection.
Through the framed
out walls to
the window
and out.
Flying toward
home with
bruises and
a story.
©2013 All rights belong with the Author.


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12 responses to “Exit – Susie Sweetland Garay

  1. Beautiful tale of freedom. The bird cherishes its freedom as we human feel and now I understand what freedom means to us yet we cage birds.

  2. miguel

    Wonderfully rich poem. Thanks for sharing

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  4. returning home “with bruises and a story”… wonderful image. Very nice.

  5. fuh- lisssh; the freedom of the tongue

  6. What a privilege to be of assistance to one so small. I wonder if he had any warning that freedom was at stake when he flew into such a tangle, or did he realize what he had lost only when it was gone? If so, we are more alike than we have realized.

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