Poem of the Week: Heart Rising

I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Then, each Sunday here on the blog, I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.

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The poems are inspired by photographs, sometimes taken by me, sometimes by others.

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was, “Heart Rising”.

And now for this week’s poem:

Heart Rising

Grey winter day
workload borne
delivered, done,
now over.
A rock, sea-smoothed,
invites a seat.
Coffee cup cradled,
hands warming,
a settling sigh.
And then,
the sound
of wing feathers
taking off.
Seabirds all as one
span opening,
over the waves.
Heart rising.

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