Theory of Un-nest
A bird in space is God’s prosthetic finger,
gold as the flake in His eye, as the quick of His
nail, as the phallic anti-gravity of His yearning.
A bird in space is wings melted to breast,
gold as alchemical steam, as a
nail biting to clap one world to another.
A bird in space—a theory of un-nest,
gold-black, like when the sun charades a black hole, a
nail turned crayon in morning ozone.
This poem was written as part of the 20 Poem Challenge.
Laura Page is a graduate of Southern Oregon University where she studied English and Sociology and was the recipient of her program's Herman Schmeling Award for non-fiction writing. Her work has appeared in many literary publications, including Red Paint Hill, The Minola Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and KIndred. Her chapbook, "Children, Apostates" is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press
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