City Bird, Country Bird


I flit above the treetops

you hear me chirp as I await the rise of the moon

The hush of evening falls over me

I revel in it before nestling my head under my wing


Yet another part of me

thrills to see the moon float above the streetlamps

another bulb – burning brightest

The cool of dark causing their glow to vibrate all the more

The energy of a people awaking to their culture


To be in two places at once

To fly from one pole to the other

To appreciate the beauty in each


To have a wing in each world

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  1. Little Mighty

     /  August 7, 2014

    Very poetic and beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed this and wish to be that little bird.


    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  August 9, 2014

      Thank you. Would be nice to be able to log those aerial miles. eh?



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