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For a Thousand Years to Come

For a Thousand Year To Come (photo: Alexandru Tudorache)

For a Thousand Year To Come (photo: Alexandru Tudorache)

we’ve weathered
a thousand years
of sun and rain
together.

but the life we breathe
through our leaves
will not be enough
to sustain us
anymore.

we can cry
turn a blind eye
or resign to the
eminent reality
that one day soon
we are going to die.

but on another planet
in a different time
i hope we meet as seeds
so that our flowers can bloom
under a new sun together
for a thousand years to come.

Wishing for Wings

Wishing for Wings (photo: Kelly Sikkema)

Wishing for Wings (photo: Kelly Sikkema)

beautiful bird
at arm’s length
i want to bring you close
to see where your purple ends
and indigo begins
but i know
that any move
will send you flying.

i’m awestruck
at your mercy
wondering if it can get any better
craving a closer look
terrified of scaring you away.

i’m immobile
insatiable
disillusioned
wishing for wings
to fly away with you
into wind
out to sea
to rise above
go beyond
and be free.