Photo Challenge #162

Andi Abdul Halil

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.


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    (based on the art of Andi Abdul Halil)

    Sparrows bob their feathered heads in puddles
    of April rain. Up and down they peck the waters,
    their beaks jackhammering the stillness
    into concentric circles that reflect
    gray-brown passerine faces, a bird revue
    of headshots before nature’s funhouse mirrors.

    Sometimes I wish I could drink with them,
    see how many faces I have worn,
    how many shards of water glass reveal
    my life’s masquerades, kneel before the puddle,
    drink my fill beside that bobbing sparrow
    until the rains end, the bird shakes dry its wings,
    and the mirrors fade with the amen of my confessions.



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