Read Poem: Birds on a fence, by Elena Popovici

(April 2021)

I find that I cry

Mainly with one eye..

The right one.

“More eager, perhaps?”,

My judgemental mind snaps.

Why not “more honest and brave,

Free of purpose, just like a wave?”

The left one always takes

Heaps of time till it breaks.

It’s hard to let go.

Lined up like soldiers in a row

Across lush shadows on the road

Houses are bathed in pure white gold.

I can clearly see that

As I sit here with my eyes shut.

A man walks determined and fast

Breaking the silence. He too has passed.

Two cars drive-by, in touch with the ground

Sending in the air ripples of sound.

As each goes by, it makes more and more sense

To sit quietly still, like birds on a fence.


Author: poetryfest

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