If Birds Were Fish (or, Amor Fati) by A.D. Labuschagne

A.D. Labuschagne | Aug 4th, 2022 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

If birds were fish
would they wish to fly?

Or dive deeper,
deeper into the dark?

“Meet me down by the pier…”

The mirror on the wall spoke,

“A rendezvous with self.”

If I were a fish would I want to fly?

Or drive myself deeper,
deeper still,
into the dark?

Maybe the meaning of life
is to accept your lot,
like Lot, look forward
and never over your shoulder…
Lest you become a pillar of salt,
fading, blowing in the wind.

Push through, young man.

Beyond the dark below
There’s a whole new world…

Just push onward,
dive deeper,
deeper still,
into yourself.

Push onward,
push on through,
beyond the dark
there’s something new,
beyond the dark
Where the sun and ocean meet
In the great beyond
where the sky
kisses
the sea

Poet Bio

Andre Darius Labuschagne is a poet, pastor and musician from Johannesburg, South Africa.

He loves Kailie Currie very much.

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