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Friday, June 30, 2017

Bird in a Fish Tank

Art by Karin Gustafson

You need strong wings
to fly with my crazy.
So buckle up.. Say a prayer..
(or not if you prefer)

I am a bird in a fish tank
fighting waves to find sky.

©Susie Clevenger 2017

12 comments :

Outlawyer said...

Oh, lovely--so interesting--really has its own voice and great vision and so expands on pic. Wonderful, Susie, thanks! k.

WildChild47 said...

Wow! This is short but so powerful - what an introduction - totally had me hooked in - I too had noted, as I'm sure others did, the fish swimming about - and wondered if anyone would choose this idea, slightly odd pairing, with flight - and I love what you've done with it Susie! Yup, I love the lines - you need strong wings/ to fly with my crazy - that's such an empowering statement and a warning as well .... great job!

Martin Kloess said...

A bird in a fish tank - the wings are imagination. (are we ready?)

Sherry Marr said...

"....a bird in a fish tank fighting waves to find sky....." what amazing lines! I love this, Susie!

kaykuala said...

Unnecessary difficulties may trap one's progress when others find it easy. Good observation Susie!


Hank

Julian said...

So very apt for the image. A good read I reckon, so thanks for that.

Brendan MacOdrum said...

Something about this challenge has us all writing manifestoes. Your last stanza raps its knuckles on the infinite nature (and frustration) of our task, and the bewilderment it surely causes others.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You knocked this out the park with your pairing of opposites.

Fireblossom said...

I don't think that's crazy--I think that's fighting to get out of a crazy environment.

brudberg said...

The image of a bird in a fish tank is so very strong. To be the odd one out...

Helen said...

Love this Susie! Fits well with our current state of political affairs ~ I feel pretty crazy some days.

ayala said...

So cool and lovely!

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