THE BIRDWHISTLE PRIZE IN POETRY 2017

 
 
 

TELL ME ABOUT A TIME WHEN YOU WERE KIND

TERRY ABRAHAMS

 
 

was it dandelion seed spit to the wind kindness
 
flit flit sparrows in august begging kindness
 
iced knees bent over back sore summer kindness
 
shared bread salt the tongue patio chair kindness
 
open window sick with flu cool laugh bright kindness
 
misery diluted open hand carbonated water kindness
 
banana peeled sliced handed over kleenex kindness
 
laughter swallowing sound anime hand holding kindness
 
white lie gentle hair in the shade cicada song kindness
 
shared messenger pigeon toed third eye old kindness
 
or necessary palms upturned oldest of all kindness

 

 
 

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