The Magpie Dies

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The Magpie Dies in Act No. V, and only I saw him go

The Magpie dies in Act No. V
Though the audience was hardly privy
It was only me, in the backrow seat,
Who saw the gentle feather
Who heard the silent clink
Its branch that swayed bare
Shivering only but a moment
Before it found a new pair of feet

The roar of the crowd rippled and swelled
With the song of the main headline
Licking the tune, wetting the eyes, but at the end
My lashes remained dry
For I, at least, could spare a glance
Toward the soul who belted Act I through V
Laid angled below the plastic bushes
Gone, dead, died

Submitted: March 09, 2021

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tom mcmullen

I love magpies!

Tue, March 9th, 2021 6:58am


It's a pretty little bird

Sat, March 20th, 2021 10:12pm

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