Little Bird

Originally published in Nightingale and Sparrow’s inaugural issue: flight.

Little Bird

There is something

in the way you soar;

a love which is visceral

extending beyond

all we could ever hope for.


You refuse to give up

even when your wings

are tied and you take flight

on the ground

searching for your ocean sky.


Your eyes always

watching the great above

believing it is

within your feathery touch


and little bird –

it is.


In your metamorphosis

from sparrow

to hawk to eagle.


You fly ever higher,

grow ever brighter

although you are alone

and far from home.

You leave a breadcrumb

legacy shimmering

in gold;


the little bird

who did not listen

to what she was told

but pursued the dreams

she felt deep in her bones.



© Kristiana Reed 2019

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