– To fly

fragile wings
a trill note, singing
lisp lips trembling
lump in the throat
stage fright

fragile wings
approaching the one
chance gone
back to alone

fragile wings
pencil clutched for drawing
brush dipped for painting
crumpled paper carpet
near restless feet

fragile wings
fingers to keys
paper uneasy to please
red & black ribbon
wraps into hesitation

pooch 2 (1)


a note hit
a returned kiss

picture perfect
full stop met

poem – copyright Stewart Tunnicliff  2016

picture, creative commons