on walking back and taking back.

i have words

. in my head.

a hundred blackbirds

in a winter sky,

.

but they won’t be caught.

not

today.

.

so

i cannot

string

them

onto

paper.

.

because

i am searching

for all the pieces of myself

that i have left.

.

left,

in other days

and

other months

and

other years

and

other people.

.

i am travelling through time,

. rescuing me.

.

one

mistake

at a time.

.

and spring,

will soon be here.

words,

will marry paper

once again.

.

and

the blackbirds will settle.

.

yes, they will.

soon.

—on walking back and taking back.

.

© Liezel Graham 2019.

.

.

Photograph by Alice Castro.

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