White bird singing in the dead of night

As we spoke
a wing, long broken,
fell off inside of me,
unnoticed as a leaf.

I stepped out of sheep’s clothing
and flaunted a love.
And my arms,
oh my arms
swelled in strength

to have
and to hold.

***

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