Resurrection

If you were there that morning,

you would have witnessed

a certain kind of miracle

 

you would have seen me

rocking bare feet and pajamas

crawling beneath the bushes

 

you’d have caught me in all my glory

wrestling with that cat

prying open its clenched jaws

 

you would have cried out

to see that limp bird cupped in my hands

while a chorus of sparrows sang halleluia

 

you’d have felt the minutes pass like hours

as the bird lay motionless and cold

and that cat slowly slunk away

 

and then, you’d have seen it

from the corner of your eye

a twitch, a flutter, and a flap

my miracle bird spread its wings

and took off for the sky

 

(Day 5: 1 subject 30 ways #secondpersonpoem)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of four beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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2 Responses to Resurrection

  1. I love your writing so much. This gave me good shivers. xx

  2. eduk8te says:

    Thank you so much for making this writing challenge possible, Amy!

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