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Black Birds Black Birds
by Nikos Laios
2021-12-14 08:54:13
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I saw two
Black birds
Fly overhead,
And the wind
birdcage_400Howled through
Dead streets past
Closed shop shutters,
Peeling paint, graffiti,
Rusted street signs
And torn yellow

Crumpled beer cans
Scraped along the streets
Pushed by the wind,
And the two black birds
Settled on rotting
Power poles
Turning their heads
Sideways watching  
A single red flower
That grew
Through broken
Paving stones
And shimmered
Among the dead
Grey, steel
And cement.

It was the only
Thing of beauty
That grew in this
Derelict town,
And I clung on
To the hope
That it offered.


With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios


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The Silent Symphony
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