Faith In One Feather

Once, feather requested

for token belief,

his faith so diminished by

Life’s common thief.

His symbol of grace,

renewed by the milk of

liquid enchantment, formed

creamy white silk,

wrapped now in thoughts

that all may be well,

imagined, held clearly till

cause-effect weaves its spell

of tropical bounty

toughened by strife,

sweetened by truth of

renewable life,

where possible visions

enact in the mind,

tacit compliance

till treasure he finds.

Hues

blue wands of enchantment

undulate,

casting my stars,

impassive arc, these

rippling waves

haze

muted

 lunar bow,

sovereign

brandishment

of divinity,

wielded power,

reclaimed in rainbow bright

Mask

Whose mask

Grips,

Viced on scalp

And brain,

In dungeon’s dark depression?

Who holds, controls,

Wields

The key

To your

Suppression or oppression?

 

Invisible

Intruder,

Grim

Warden

Of the night.

Whose twin,

Alter-self

Decries,

Denies

Light?

 

Empowered

Lies,

Fortifying self

At your expense?

 

Have you

The key,

The duplicate,

Self-freeing

Padlock broken?

Who is the

Master

Of your life?

Whose voice

Is spoken?