017 Expectations

17 01 2012

The Emu - flightless bird

The emu stalks warily, a large feathered bird.
I expect it will escape, take flight,
its shadow stretching arrowlike across the land.
Instead, the emu runs as fast as the wind
On strong, lean legs.
Expectations and assumptions.
I look past my useless feathers to find my
unexpected strength.

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The Strong One

3 01 2012

Photo copyright. Used by permission of Akrotiri 2012.

She is a tower of strength, a city of refuge where people in need find help, rest, protection.

But where does she go for shelter?

Who takes care of the city?

She scans the horizon for a place to rest and stands silent

as it dawns on her that she’s alone.

 








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