THE BOY WITH A FEATHER
by Byron Beynon

The boy has found a feather
to play with,
a new toy for imagination’s
threshold,
he is introduced to science,
gravity captured
before the fall
sticks to memory,
bold and clear
in slow motion
it meets the invisible ground
without sound,
only the child’s sweet breath
recalls that never again
will there be such innocence.

Byron Beynon lives in Swansea, Wales. His work has appeared in many
publications including London Magazine, Poetry Wales, The Summerset
Review, Agenda (UK); Quadrant (Australia) and Cyphers (Dublin). His
latest collection is Human Shores published by Lapwing Publications
(Belfast, 2012).

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