Constructing Wings by Gahlia Phillips

Gahlia Phillips | July 16th, 2015 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments


I collect feathers so i can build my wings,
to flit endlessly farther –
far away. far
from this spoiled world
and better
forward with a flap-flap
to a philharmonic smacking
of pinions.

i collect feathers so
i can build my wings, not
like the birds.
they already have shape, but
rather like
the ones who visit
without legs. an
ephemeral renewal into seraph.

i collect feathers so i
i can build my wings into
a plumage of filoplumes, out
and stretched with
feathered arm. it
takes faith to make
these, and
to tear the skin to the

i collect feathers so i can build
build my wings, and
fly the coop
into heaven’s vestibule.

Poet Bio

GAHLIA PHILLIPS is an Actor and a Poet, with a Masters Cum Laude in Creative Writing (University of the Western Cape), a Bachelor of Arts Theatre Performance majoring in English Literature (University of Cape Town) and an L.T.C.L Teachers (London Trinity College). Her Eastern European blood brings a great source of inspiration to all her work, and she currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.

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