Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Blackbird singing in the dead of night
take these broken wings and learn to fly

I felt the terror in your eyes
when you emerged paralyzed

Blackbird dipped in oily stream
frozen feathers
plucked and gleaned
down that you just can't make clean

Blackbird fly away with me
cause we don't have much time
swirling skies are coming
and we can't hold the line

Blackbird fly away with me
to the water that don't shine
Thunder Bayou's burning
and I no longer drive.

Yasmeen Najmi

(first two lines from song "Blackbird" by the Beatles)
© 2010 Yasmeen Najmi

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