Sarah Blake - Sometimes I Think I'm Finished

What would 10,000 birds look like?
           what would they look like in flight?

The Chinese poets say 10,000 for infinity.

Flying by me in my sleep they do
           seem to go on forever.
They seem like symbols

or one symbol. And they could be likened
            to the passing of my grandfather

if I could see them passing and not also be moving.

          I come across his handwriting in the house.

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