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Poem:Sparrow



SPARROW

Little Sparrow
Little Sister
Never Lost
Always on your way to somewhere

We are
Smooth and earth-toned
Smooth like earth

Round and flighty
Round bodies
With wings


They take us where we please
We fly. You in the sky
I on the highway



From Bearer of the Caul* TheMiniTroubadoura (UJ) 2017








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