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ode to feathers


fallen gracefully from the soft, thick downy place
that keeps eggs warm and babies cozy
and makes me giggle as it saunters with it’s sisters across the lawn

i lean down to gently pick it up from the grass
and marvel at its countless strands and intricate patterns
and to wonder at a new definition of softness
as I brush it over my hand and feel nothing but the breeze

oh, to capture these strands and spin them into the finest of yarns
to knit into a soft downy quilt in which to bury myself
and sleep through the night as safe and warm
as a chick under her mama hen


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