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the birds (are the keepers of our secret)

inspired by the amazing elbow song-the birds.


The birds are the keepers of our secret

As they saw us where we lay

In the deepest grass of springtime

In a reckless guilty haze


And they wove a sweet indifference

And it settled on our skin

Till the eyes that I remembered

For the last time drew me in


The birds, though I wore your glacial patience

To a smudge of bitter dust

On the last day you embraced me

With a glistening sapling trust


Did they sing a million blessings

As they watched us slowly part?

Do they keep those final kisses

In their tiny racing hearts ?



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Taken on March 31, 2011