Fly Songbirds

By Jessica Tyner


go, let just birds’ song fly—us without love is stupid, so

keep up the watch. laziness kills motivation, forget never:

hands tangled with longing, and sticky kisses,

always branded (we forget). don’t

you remember I’ll forever

want you, need you. children, all like

inside wild things, some closely listen

(prey, simply scared, get you if

indolence creeps in). and grips loosen,

year after year. love you more, the

promise whispered. a break never

spreads quickly, cracks deeply, thus love my

dizziness. the quiet, please. you beg, so I

hold on, hold on, hold on just me and you.