Illusion

 

a thud on the window

see-through glass brings the woods outside in

just for a second the bird believed it could fly into my living room

hit hard

spine fracturing thump

 

 

a pine siskin is convulsing outside on the deck

its beak moving as if it eats

feet traveling in a journey

wings that cannot move

Illusion

6 thoughts on “Illusion

  1. This is a familiar scene, Jane, which breaks my heart every time it happens. The phrase ‘spine fracturing thump’ and the moving beak are so accurate they brought a lump to my throat.

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