Poems of Love and Longing

Sending You Off

I am a bird of paradise
Luminous and fiery
In my flowered dress
A red ribbon
Braided in my hair
Waving and waving
In the wind.

No embraces
No farewells
Only longings and the dream
Of all those avocados on the tree
I can not quite reach.

All this love I give you
Is yours, not to give back
But to squander.

Esther Kamkar, Palo Alto, California artist and poet. Poems, poetry, writing, published works - footer logo

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