Love is a feather

by Martin Shone

Finding the right love is as impossible
as trying to pluck a feather
from a bird in flight

except it happens
so they can be caught, held on to
these feathers on wing

So many
search for the one true feather
as many fly by

not knowing love is within us
all the time
waiting to be found

Perhaps if we look into ourselves
we will see our own feathers
and smile