The Bird and The Prayer Poem

To state the obvious
to send a prayer
“protect her”
to think of it floating
upwards

to think I’m not
a mouse in a hole

that bird looks so like
the bird of my youth

is it the same bird

a mouse in a cave
pretending divinity

I can see the bird
flying with
my
prayer.

david michael jackson June 5, 2012 dave@artvilla.com