Elegy for a Bird

I walked along a sidewalk sighing
Amidst a wartorn earth ablaze
With concrete world and nature vying,
But then a bird disturbed my gaze.
The bird took flight and held my vision
Within each feather, sharp precision,
But then it touched our lithic wall
And sank into a lifeless fall.
As nature wept with nimbus shower
I held the bird in somber hands
And took it from our concrete lands
To make its grave beneath a flower.
Your silence grows, your silence sings
Of songs upon your lifeless wings.

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