Swan Dreams and Stranger Things

By Sandra M. Ulbrich

I wore my wings again last evening.

With feathers that sweep the stars from the sky.

I was strong and swift, ready for leaving

The dull towns where no one knows how to fly.

I stripped myself naked of hate and care

And other emotions, saving pure bliss

As the only one fit for the rare air

That in my folly I dreamed I would kiss.

But as I gave myself to indigo

Night, others set out to bring me back down.

They feared once I learned how their world was so

Small, I would leave them there in their drab town.

But of all their shots, only one flew true;

I was slain only by poisonous you.

Copyright 2000, Sandra M. Ulbrich

About the Author

Sandra Ulbrich started her writing career in high school, when she made up her own lyrics to songs. She soon graduated to writing sonnets, villanelles, and free verse. After obtaining her bachelor's degree in molecular biology/English and a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication degree, she worked as a teaching assistant, a science writing intern at the National Cancer Institute, a technical writer, and a proofreader. She is currently a lab technician at an enyzme-producing company. In addition to writing poetry, Sandra has also written a fantasy novel called Day of All Seasons, which has been submitted for publication. She is currently writing a sequel, called Fifth Season. When not writing, Sandra enjoys listening to classic rock (especially the Beatles), reading, gaming, attending cons, and chatting with her friends.

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