Torch Song for a Little Bird

Dear Readers,
Recently I discovered a song that made me think of my inner child as a little bird. I call it my recovery anthem. I love to sing it at the top of my lungs. Especially while I’m driving. Imagine my delight when Katharine submitted this poem! I hope we can all listen carefully to our little birds this week. Listen past that critical voice and hear our own true song.
Take good care of yourself, and remember to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.
Your moderator,
torch song for the little bird
By Katharine Angelina Love
early morning light

softly illuminates

the etching of a

bird on my blush

coloured wall.

“be careful with whom

you share

your little efforts

at staying luminescent.”

says the brown bird

perhaps a wren,

perhaps a swallow.
“now is your time to bring

your brightest self to the world,

even though.”

i say to my small unfurling self

that is almost ready to fly.