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like a twig in the beak of a bird who should’ve known better

Let me pick the splinters from this heart.

It starts, like a twig in the beak of a bird who should’ve known better.

And it rests, in the nest of yesterday, hidden between the bits they’ve discarded.

I’ve been busy lately, collecting; making a place where we can stay.

This house is my heart.

Let me feed you, the worms of everyone else’s disgust.

If you must, if you trust.

Let me need you more than wings. And things.

Until we fly away.

© ryan

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 3 years ago

    OH gosh Nic,

    stunning and so heart felt….wow xx

  • thank you dear xx

    – PJ Ryan

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieabout 3 years ago

    Ah Nic, this house is my heart
    such a great concept. I am seeing pigeons or blue bowerbirds as the nesters, no idea why!
    PS: The image is stunning too, puts me in mind of a sister piece poem I did for Kallena/DragonFlyer on the substance of survival, even though the shadows are almost opposites…

  • oh i LOVE that image thanks :)

    – PJ Ryan

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 3 years ago

    Magic Nic…

  • thanks sandra x

    – PJ Ryan

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 3 years ago

    your writing makes me feel………..just feel.

  • thank you x

    – PJ Ryan

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 3 years ago

    Loui is so right your writing is a feeling compass for one’s soul….. missed your

  • what a beautiful comment, thanks xxx

    – PJ Ryan

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 3 years ago

    As ever, you rock…

  • as ever, you say the nicest things. thank you :)

    – PJ Ryan

  • bellmusker
    bellmuskerabout 3 years ago

    So beautifully woven, Nic – right from the very first line. x x

  • thank you beautiful girl x x

    – PJ Ryan

  • KathO
    KathOabout 3 years ago

    Got me on the first line! x

  • thank you kath x

    – PJ Ryan

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago

    goodness.. I did not expect to cry… I miss you girl.. I am not on enough and see you in passing over at facebook… wow … you just dug deep into a close up of my desires. x

  • hello darling, i’m not here often but thank you for reading and leaving me this reply .. i’m pleased it reached you despite the emotion. hugs x

    – PJ Ryan

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderabout 3 years ago

    beautiful poetry…

  • thank you

    – PJ Ryan

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