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The bird with the glass eye


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I dreamt about a forest where I

exchanged blood with one of the
trees, a bird with a glass eye sat
on a branch in silence as visions
of desecration passed through it's
synthetic eye. I froze with the earth,
trees grew new worlds, the bird found
our earth, I was the conduit as it communicated
images of a flourishing ecology. 
I want to create a glass earth within everyone
to incubate a paradigm and leave fingerprints
as plentiful as the forests, to test commitments
to the cause and making a covenant with a  
distant precious bird. 
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I like the progression from the bird's glass eye to a glass earth and how the speaker longs to be an ecological one with nature. He gives credit where credit is due: to the distant "precious" bird. Nice work, Barry!


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I like the poem for its cohesion flowing gracefully from opening to the end with the bird with the glass eye as anchor.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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