the bird fell.


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hymn
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a (violent) rewind of 2020. trigger warning: australian bushfires, blm, meghan and harry departure, covid, kobe bryant death, election, stock market crash, coastal fire, murder hornets.

the bird fell.

she didn't seem to mind

she didn't seem to mind the cold

the way the wind bit at her

the way the wind bit at her cheeks

cheeks until they bled

until they bled this almost sacred

until they bled this almost sacred flamed rosed

this almost sacred flamed rosed fold of petals.

she didn't seem to mind

she didn't seem to mind when the birds left the nest

dropping the wreath

dropping the wreath on the way

or when the first taste of

or when the first taste of poison

or when the first taste of poison slinked into the lake

like a shadow sipping

like a shadow sipping away

like a shadow sipping away at the sun.

but her eyes

but her eyes spilled

but her eyes spilled once the bird fell from the sky

grasping at clouds

grasping at clouds like

grasping at clouds like the world grasped at straws

as this poison

as this poison finally started to show itself

in the form of

in the form of gunfire and smoke.

that almost overshadowed

that almost overshadowed the broken windows

the broken windows and ransacked stores

and ransacked stores where

the colors were broken

the colors were broken and split

the colors were broken and split and this filter

the colors were broken and split and this filter of

and this filter of black

and this filter of black and

and this filter of black and white

became so much more existent

became so much more existent than it already was.

her eyes ran

her eyes ran and ran

her eyes ran and ran like a bullet

like a bullet from the barrel of a gun

her mind swam

her mind swam and she couldn't stand

her mind swam and she couldn't stand the lack of air

the lack of air; freedom

she wanted to fly.

she wanted to fly. the bird fell.

the bird fell.

everything

everything slowed

everything slowed to a halt

everything slowed to a halt as

everything slowed to a halt as the cars crashed

into a brick wall

and halted

there

and halted there as if frozen in time.

there was a time

there was a time when the bird flew.

the bird flew.

// hymn

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