What did you do?
There were no doubt options here,
other syntaxes and quickenings were readily available
that you could have soared with, stolen like the magpie.
Perhaps a gesture of some sort,
a something that would make others blink
maybe even think
that this bird? Yeah she knows where she’s at.
Why did you do?
It could be argued a fault not your own,
a wayward gesture
that caught itself in the act,
that shipped itself first class
some kind of altered position
which showed a meekness not this bleakness,
but there be a reason, a choice you could have unmade,
yet in the nodding of it all, we both know you wouldn’t have.