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I’d fly on white wings,

one of joy

one of sorrow

balanced

on crosswinds

above

and below

to mate

in mid-flight

with a prayer.

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(c) 1990, 2018 Betty Hayes Albright

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(A re-post from 2011)

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My thoughts and condolences are with Santa Fe, Texas today, and with all those affected by this most recent school shooting. When will it stop?

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seagull pendant

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I wear the old necklace

a gift from my son

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he tells me

  to stop saying

  if only and should’ve

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he bought it

with his pizza money

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it was nobody’s fault

   he says.

   I want to believe

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his heart was young

and vital then

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he would’ve hated

   the hospital with all

   those tubes and machines

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whenever I wore it

he was proud and happy

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the coroner said

   it was probably quick

   which was a blessing

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like a pewter seagull

soaring.

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©  2017  Betty Hayes Albright

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Sea bird collects sun

stores it in his see-through wings

for a rainy day.

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(c) 2014  Betty Hayes Albright

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(Photo Aug. 9, 2014 – Seagull at the beach)

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