The Oracle Today
Hibiscus flowers are mostly red
but I’ve seen pink and yellow blossoms
and even purple ones. Didn’t think
such color existed in nature-
not for hibiscuses. A garden in
South Germany proved me wrong:
a bush with blossoms the color
of periwinkle in the front yard
and, at least for the two summers
I visited the place, it displayed
for the world its profuse
amount of blossoms.
Don’t confuse birds with the wings
allowing them to reach heights
closer to the sky- rather ask yourself
What do they see? I know we talk
about a bird’s eye view but, do they
really see that way? I’ve seen
a pelican dive down with great
precision towards the sparkle
of the wave hiding its sustenance.
Don’t wait for doors to open- more likely,
left to its own devices, they will hit you
on the face- a double injury- the one
you show to the world and the one you
keep silent, inside yourself though
you would prefer to free the hurt to the sky
as if it was a bird just freed from captivity-
its wings finding the strongest beat-
how much farther will they stretch?
Which sparkle carries the sustenance
now it must learn to feed itself?