Friday, March 18, 2016

If I Could Fly, I'd Find You (for Anita)

The sky is bright
yellow and blue
and if  I could fly
I’d find you,

and we’d glide high
over the freeway,
past all the traffic
in the beach
parking lot,
to find that spot
that’s too far away
for people to walk to,

and I’d be the
richest bird
in all the world,
our basket
full of insect snacks
and sugar water,

and we'd share this
private shoreline,
just you,
my fine feathered
and me.

It’d be
the one gift
that everyone
would covet:

time alone,
all alone,
the infinite waves

crash and retreat
crash and retreat,

content to breathe in
the ocean spray,

and you’d still
love me,
even if I were
only a cuckoo.


  1. Oooh, I have been too long away, my brother. This is so romantic! Love the crash and retreat; it's quite sensual, that image. And the insects and sugar water, yes. The "loaf of bread and jug of wine" for the birds. Love ya, you cuckoo! Amelita

  2. This is tender, clever, funny . . . just delightful, Mosk.

  3. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Cuckoos are lovely birds. :)

  4. Oh my! Hands up everyone who is more than a little envious of Anita right now.