I heard it once  said  that “a nest is built with broken branches“. The realisation of the truth in this statement can only come with experience. In the same vein, there are those songs that only make sense  when sung in the light at the end of the tunnel.

I’m thrilled to share one of the poems from my forthcoming poetry chapbook, “Lift Off!”

If I had known
that a nest so beautiful
needed to be built
with broken branches
I would not have
……cried at the tearing
                     ……nor sobbed at the ripping
               ……or despaired at
                    the breaking
                                       of the branches
                                 of me

©Vivian Zems

Check HERE for updates on “Lift Off!”

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