Gift of the Iron Bird

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Gift of the Iron Bird
Reynolds 2003
photo by Fritz Klemperer

some journeys begin with a first step
some journeys begin when you’re left behind
some journeys begin with a first step
some journeys begin when you’re left behind

some journeys begin with a first step
your watch off your arm tells you it’s time
some journeys begin when you’re left behind
you crash through the floor to get to the sky
you crash through the floor to get to the sky

some journeys begin with a first step
your watch off your arm tells you its time
the blood and the muscle push you in the wind
some journeys begin when you’re left behind
you crash through the floor to get to the sky
your curled-up body caught in the dive
your curled-up body caught in the dive

some journeys begin with a first step
your watch off your arm tells you its time
the blood and the muscle push you in the wind
stretched out in winter, you climb through cold light
some journeys begin when you’re left behind
you crash through the floor to get to the sky
your curled-up body caught in the dive
and your tomb is a purple placenta inside
your tomb is a purple placenta inside

some journeys begin with a first step
your watch off your arm tells you its time
the blood and the muscle push you in the wind
stretched out in winter, you climb through cold light
blue-bone Iron Bird’s belly the night
some journeys begin when you’re left behind
you crash through the floor to get to the sky
your curled-up body caught in the dive
and your tomb is a purple placenta inside
Iron Bone Totem Bird Woman Blue Sight
Iron Bone Totem Bird Woman Blue Sight

some journeys begin with a first step
some journeys begin when you’re left behind
some journeys begin with a first step
some journeys begin when you’re left behind
some journeys begin when you’re left behind

12/7/2002
Reynolds