flying into the interior

i’m going to plant these chicken bones
i’m going to plant these wings
and fly to the center of the earth
something is burning in here
some fuel packed too tight
while a beard sleeps against my foot
and i take my pen
and draw the space around me
i’m going to plant that space
and watch what grows
a prayer
a red balloon
a globe full of air
someone is playing with matchsticks
someone is throwing the future
no one wins at this game
count the fires
that dream of eating
your evening news
your rose bush
your house
i’m going to plant those fires
and see how far in
i can fly

wendy shaffer

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2 thoughts on “flying into the interior

  1. Kathy says:

    Most excellent! Thank you for writing & posting…

  2. Always inspiring and refreshing to read You!

    ~ Alex

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