Bird

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Title

Bird

Creator

Diane L., of Scarborough, Maine

Date

June 7, 2020
2020-06-07

Subject

COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-

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Language

English

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Bird

A bird flew to my window and caught me by surprise. One of its feet gripped the screen. Our eyes locked. It fluttered its wings as if quickly treading air. I was transfixed.

After about 30 seconds the bird flew off.

I wondered what it meant. My dream book (a good place for symbols) said one thing; our ancestors said another; and ornithologists have their own logical meaning.

I wondered if it was marveling at the human in a cage. But I prefer to think that it was a sign of hope. And freedom. Freedom from the virus and our cages.

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Personal narratives

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Citation

Diane L., of Scarborough, Maine, “Bird,” Isolating Together : Portland Public Library, accessed June 20, 2021, https://portlandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/32.