Where The Sky Meets The Earth

By W. Todd Kaneko

A man can’t die where there is no earth

because there will be no place
to bury him. His body is the sky
and understands the language of birds.

His body says the earth is made of everything
that has fallen from Heaven

while no one was looking. He promises
to defy gravity and then return home.

A man can’t reach for the sky and not feel
he is falling. It goes on forever and the birds
talk about the awesomeness of flight

while the oxen labor in the fields,
while the cows eat grass and dream

of slaughter. A man can’t talk about flight
because one day, there will be no sky,
just the body covered in earth.

And now the sky is empty of birds.
And now the earth is covered in flowers.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email
A.ward X Loso: It's Ok To Not Be O... x
A.ward X Loso: It's Ok To Not Be Ok (Spoken Word)

About Us

Pick Me Up Poetry seeks to be an agent of change in society by fostering cross-cultural dialogue and providing much-needed information and representation for writers and performers. We offer our followers insightful glimpses into cultures around the globe through various mediums including our online articles, poetry collections, spoken-word videos and more. 

The Poetry Network
🌍 Public group ~ 5.3K members
Open Group
The Poetry Network
🌍 Public group ~ 5.3K members
Open Group
LEVEL UP!
Drop your email and we'll send you 25 poetry editing guidelines to help transform your creative writing!
Send It!
LEVEL UP!
Drop your email and we'll send you 25 poetry editing guidelines to help transform your creative writing!
Send It!
Join Our Family & Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Privacy Policy: This information will never be shared with third parties.
Subscribe Now!
Join Our Family & Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Privacy Policy: This information will never be shared with third parties.
Subscribe Now!