A bird flew by


The early skies are still
I gaze at it in wonder.

Your shrill call breaks through
I gaze at you instead.

You fly off
carrying with you
the shrills the colors and all.

I carry your flight with me
my drab moments to brighten
wings for my breath
stillness, my restless mind.

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About Dr.Mary Annie A.V.

Dr.Mary Annie A.V. hails from Trivandrum, India and writes under the pen name 'anna maria' . She hails from a family of writers . She holds a high official post in the University of Kerala,Trivandrum,India. She resides in India with her husband and three children. Her poems have been published in various e-magazines , print anthologies in India and abroad. She has two collections to her credit, titled "My Beads Unstrung" and 'More Beads Unstrung'. Her definition of a poem is : Virgin white paper raped. Rapt. Writing is her passion :)

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