Albatross

On the falling shoulders of the tired men
in front of me in the elevator,
Through the absent stares of the women
looking into the long lists of the future,
I want the light of grace to fly
like an albatross,
swooping down
to follow our small ships.

Copyright Kay Winter

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2 thoughts on “Albatross

  1. I like this, Kay. I work with these people. I’m intrigued that, out of all the birds you could have used here, you chose the albatross. I’ll assume it was a Coleridge allusion. 50 Cool Points for you!

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    • And you get 100 points for knowing the allusion! Yes, an albatross following is good luck for a ship at sea. The sailor in Coleridge kills the albatross and brings bad luck. Somthe symbolmis one of both good luck and bad luck, depending on the response.

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