I tried to write a story connecting the images in mirtle's wonderful series. Hopefully you can see how they match up!


Mary and Anne were inseparable twins


Who had the same hobbies and thought the same things


They shared a peculiar penchant for birds


And spoke in their own secret sisterly words


But there was one difference between the two girls


One looked ever skyward, one looked to the world


And as the years passed, Mary reached for the stars


She sought fame singing old Motown classics in bars


While Anne, ever sensible, found a safe job


And a reasonably good-looking boyfriend called Bob


For years she was happy, least that’s what she thought


The boxes were ticked so she felt as she ought


Although she had drifted apart from her twin


And abandoned the things she was interested in


And forgotten her love for her featherly friends


And was suddenly fixed upon ends meeting ends


But all fell asunder when ol’ Bob came clean


And admitted his feelings had lost their sheen


Suddenly Anne was left all on her own


In the only true solitude she’d ever known


She hid in her over-sized jumper of grief


Or lay under bedclothes and shook like a leaf


Convinced that her person was breaking apart


One day at a time, starting first with her heart


She tried to read novels but it was no good


She couldn’t stop thinking, but wished that she could


So she took herself out to her favourite park


Where she and her sister would talk with the larks


A scarf ‘round her neck and a hat on her head


For once, she was happy to be out of bed


As she walked with the birds, she forgot she was sad


And remembered a dream she and Mary once had


That they, like their birds, were created to fly


To turn cartwheels mid-air and to soar through the sky


And just as she thought it, a great bird swooped down


Scooped her up, lifted her off of the ground


And happily, Anne sailed up into the blue


Sure this was what she was destined to do


Her little girl spirit now no longer broken


She flew to her twin sister, all eyes open

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