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Posts tagged ‘human nature’

courage like the feathered

birds do not require
adrenaline to walk
tight ropes above our heads
or to fly into the sun
and yet we need
that and more, just to
shut the door
when we know
but refuse to accept
what’s done is done
we always sink lower
when we could let go
and fly higher

written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: moxie

(un)wanted treasure boxes

the small world you
crave to take flight from
collects dust –
but as old age comes,
knocking at your door –
it becomes a tiny treasure box,
gold in the rust –
everything you wanted but
believed you never
wanted before
nostalgia leaves you, grinning –
yet you dig in your memories for more

written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: local

my sparrow

arrows, hatchets
bullets,¬†lead –
you aimed
your anger
at the sparrows
in my head –
my thoughts
always took
flight over
you, but i guess
the same just
isn’t true
for you

written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: bury

to break beauty

snap the heads
off of flowers
they don’t cower
as we do, because
they don’t kill
beauty as we
often do


even paragons
might get gum
stuck to the bottoms
of their shoes
even paragons
chew on self doubt,
there are very few
who grew into their genius
without pain, especially
when it took sticking
out – being weird –
and not being seen
as the same

written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: paragon

from which we drink

you hold the goblet up high
yet drink nothing
towers burn, fields charred
visions blur, death –
time passes, and we learn
what was forgotten

written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: triumph


a car can’t travel
all lanes at once – but
can go in the same direction
as others. but you wonder –
which ones look back,
which ones regret not
taking the exit, and if
no one is on the right track