baby bird

We have this little baby bird

and it seems only natural we’d worry

whether she’ll be able to fly

whether she’ll be able to touch

the sky

 

but if we look closely

we notice

the sky is within her eyes

the sky is reflected under lids

that have just opened

for the first time

 

if we look closely

we notice that her world

both infinitely complex

and so very simple

has a sort of completeness

 

something came alive

that was not there before

 

when you look at her

you can see that the heart beats

in the whole of the body.