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Northern Roost ©

Nat Hall
Sandwick, Shetland
2005

Fly away home,
60 degrees on your atlas -
hearts get giddy
above those clouds...
Serenity dazzles my eyes.
Life looks obscure here
in winter,
where pink sunsets seem
too short-lived;
my motorways roar
in the sky
with swans and geese
as sole bearings.
Flying out,
always higher to freeze
my tears;
ground is for love,
shared in our smiles,
home-grown gardens -
I packed it all,
secure,
so safe,
wrapped in my soul
to deter miles,
10,000 feet.

My eyrie grows bigger
in size;
this northern roost
shelters our wings
from wind and rain,
elevates us
at each
sunrise...

Grey fuselage will
take me
home.



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