Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Beauty Unbearable

 Angel La Canfora

"A blink, to a cat, is a kiss," I said. 
"And you're a little wounded bird
I want to take home and mend,"
he replied.

I spend my days in screens
and my nights screaming
inside dreams. I'm alive for
the mountains and trees.

"A song is a yawn to some," he said.
"Not to my tribe, no never," I cringed.

He'd uncovered my weakness, 
exploited the holes of my soul
where I am incomplete.

"Drink this," he said, "it'll make
a man out of you." "But I already
out-man you in so many ways,"
I responded.

I peered out the morning window
at sun-soaked leaves,
at a gemstone sky so perfect
with bubbly clouds of snow. 
As if blinded by glare
I had to shield my eyes and turn.