Some Sadnesses Can’t be Helped

Unbearable sadness:
broken-legged doe,
brain-hurt sparrow,
wounded crow.

On days like this,
some images of sadness
simply wash away
memory of flight.

Here’s the exit:
the hurt doe led,
fed by a second
in the silence of snow–

Quartets of crows
surrounding the hurt one
a family protecting
the weak one.

But still, the sparrow.
He died face-down
in a mound of seed
under my feeder.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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One Response to Some Sadnesses Can’t be Helped

  1. cote8050 says:

    so lovely and profound, true, this life has sadness, no way around that… some things can be fixed, some not, but as the Buddhists say, pain is inevitable but suffering is optional… great saying, now if I could just make it happen….

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