What happens when birds fall?
Do birds always fall?a broken jet wing
fills the river-flat
What if a bird
fell between us?let it be swift
old catHow many birds would it take to spin a cyclone?
Can bird bones blow wind into my lungs?
bone and quill
death for one fish
What if I could taste
your breath between us?
saltDo birds ever get sick of air?
Do all birds like the colour blue?down, down,
down feather, down
down in flames
flamin’ go down
Are birds’ mouths
too small for us?that cuckoo will swoop my last bubble
Is the first joint of my little finger a vulture delicacy?
What would if feel like to break a bone with a beak?up
with my catch
to the sun
and the height and
Would you claw away
the blood between us
I hear the fish in my gullet
Can beaks be soft?
Would you recognise a smiling bird?tiny bird
insects at sunset
a Möbius loop
Will you ever wash your side
of the glass between us?
cit︢ sis︢ sic︢ ran nar︣ cis︣ sis︣ tic
What would life sound like from inside an egg?
Would there be more swans if kicked-chicks lived?
mother duck coo Ɵ
water Ơ – tap tap tap Ƹ
mother duck calls from the pond
we launch ҈
are we dabblers or divers?
Will you stand there
till the air is cold between us?
How many feathers make a bird?
How many feathers do you have?
the balance between the
the rise on the
the dip on the
the warp and weft of the
the scents on the
the sounds of the
the spray of the
the shades of the
the feel of the
the hunger in the
the love of the
and the joy of the
Are there feathers
what does she see in him?
Are you a bird?
If you could be a new kind of bird, what would you look like?
htom a◊a moth
htom-regit a◊a tiger-moth
htom-regit wolley a◊a yellow tiger-moth
htom-regit wolley thgirb a◊a bright yellow tiger-moth
htom-regit wolley thgirb◊bright yellow tiger-moth
htom wolley thgirb◊bright yellow moth
regit wolley thgirb◊bright yellow tiger
wolley thgirb◊bright yellow
How will birds end?
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