I haven't written much for so long. I hope you enjoy it.
Drawing a Bird
Step off something high.
Hold your 2B aloft - downward strokes
for the stretch of the wing.
to bring out the tiny, weightless bones
thin as sewing pins.
The beak slightly hooked when closed
or a thin petal pink tongue
A negative space when open -
the same shape as a roof over a house.
Draw up sharply
towards the feathery throat.
Each plume running in the one direction
buffeted by -invisible trade winds
Pencil and bird are born aloft.
Legs are easy.
And if you turn the paper over
you can trace
something like a mountain range
with your thumb.
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