Rebecca Bird – Golden Gate (Reprise)

Golden Gate (Reprise)

 
It is 2am little bird and the cars are passing by like afternoons
a sleepy one every now and then    and the frost has deepened

like a voice                          across town you are perched
in your uncle’s coat    hug-warm       a bridge rotting beneath
your eyes                     already sunk in the cool river

if I could reach from my window I would pluck you out
and brush the dark from your knees           I need to know
sweet bird        did you leave a note?     and does it tell me
what you see in the water
and what the water sees in you

 

 

 

rebeccaedenbird@gmail.com

Rebecca Bird was born in 1991. She has been published in journals including The New Writer, Envoi, The Rialto and the Bakery. She currently lives and works in Guildford.

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