Half Bird

Sweet, un-tetherable bird,

Half a mile up from solid ground,

Half a world away from home,

Do not fear getting lost.


You will always find me

Infinitely close to yourself,

In this half-light,

In this still gap between the flapping of wings,

In these impossible shadows we cast on the ground, unknowingly.


Lose yourself in flying,

Sweet un-tetherable half-bird,

Forget all imagined limits of flight.


Tether yourself to me,

And let us swoop in silence.