By: Larry Jaffe

Tiny bird
falls from tree
to thorny bush

Bird cries
stuck in briar
wings enmeshed
in pain

– She cannot fly

Take bird
gently in hand
fold wings softly
to body
pry thorns from

on feathers
give them motion
open hands

– fly away

Larry Jaffe

Jaffe is an internationally known and an award winning writer, author and poet. Whether he is writing on technical subjects or social issues, he clearly writes from the heart with great clarity and understanding. Jaffe impacts audiences and readers with a rich emotional range, masterfully crafted. Read More at: Larry Jaffe

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