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Doug Anderson: Wings

Been so long since I’ve been loved, even touched,
I told her, with no pity in my voice, just fact,
and she reached over and took my hand
in both of hers and felt deftly its several bones
and worn gristle that held them in place
as if she were holding a bird that hit a glass door,
to feel it come back alive in her hands. All day I flew.

Copyright 2018 Doug Anderson

5 comments on “Doug Anderson: Wings

  1. thesuperdirtypoet
    February 27, 2018

    very cool.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mark Hein
    February 26, 2018


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  3. alexisrhonefancher
    February 26, 2018

    Exquisite. Painful. Remarkable poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. johnlawsonpoet
    February 25, 2018

    Reblogged this on Site Title.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. daniel
    February 25, 2018

    every word of this beautiful poem brings forward the deep meaning of the love sought for and the longing—you write so directly, I learn from such a poem to leave everything out that doesn’t direct the reader right to the beating heart of the words….

    Liked by 1 person

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