Poem // Feathers

An uneasy contentment
sits restlessly,
perched without feathers
in the soul.

Trust doesn’t come easily
to we few but many
who learned long ago
of the ephemerality
of joy.

Yet still we try,
chipping at brick and mortar
inadvertently constructed:
The last line of defense
morphed into a prison.

So we sit,
trying to engage,
to spark a light,
to break down walls,
and let hope settle in.

©2017 Melissa McLaughlin
Written April 13, 2017


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s