Sunday, 26 February 2017
All the angels on TV have white feathered wings
But I don't think it really works like that.
Dragonfly wings have no feathers
Once I saved a dragonfly whose wing was stuck
to some tape on a package of flowers
But I could not save you
Your uncle said that you were one of them
As if an opiate addiction was like a cult that you decided to join
And though your father and I were no longer "us"
When I heard the news
We followed all the shallow protocol
Do you think the dragonfly was jinxed before I saved it?
As if I have some control over planetary occurrences...
All my sighs spin dragonflies around and their wings do not bleed
But ours do.