Avatar Author: Stealing Plums I am a writer and artist living in Durango, CO. My work has appeared in The Durango Telegraph, The Four Corners Business Journal, Southwest Colorado Arts Perspective, newWitch, Sage Woman, Images, Voice be Heard, On the ... Read Bio

My nay-sayers and my neighbors all told me,
“You cannot live this dream. Fish may not fly.”
“You will burn; just punishment for trying to fly too close to the sun.”
But I answered, “I am the caged bird who sets herself free.”
And I said, “I am bound to ride West, to seek my fortune in the desert dark and muddy muck of mind that is the place all art begins.”
Limp sadness or a perfect anger, I rage away on the page and I am healed, I am saved, Born anew like a caterpillar, crawling into chrysalis darkness,
who emerges to test new-gilded wings in the summer air.
That bright moment will come.
You will soar.

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Comments (2 so far!)

  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    a lot of quotes, sayings, and almost cliche’ s wrapped up in this, and it went from I to you at the end.. which makes it personal for the reader, if that’s what you intended. Overall, it’s a hopeful piece for the aspiring writer, a wish. it’s poetic, but just a little too cliche`d for me..

  2. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    you just need a pic.
    really just get a pic.
    I wantr to say something like upon second read i see the satire in the overuse of cliched similies, but it isn’t really worth that type of in depth analysis, if somebody isn’t going to be around long. A good sign of that is they wont even take the time to get a pic that screams Stealing Plums.
    just get a pic it literally takes ten seconds i change mine almost everyday.

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