What Is a Songbird?

A Poem

Lark Morrigan
Published in
Jun 11, 2024


Photo by Jack Bulmer on Unsplash

What is a songbird
without a voice to sing?
A body of fading feathers
and a brittle-boned cage
wrought with woeful memories.

What is a songbird
without wings of flight?
A fallen star from the galaxy,
the end of a silver age
replaced by a glaring light.

What is a songbird
without a home in the sky?
A forgotten creature
silenced by chaos and rage,
her splintered wings cannot fly.

But what is a songbird
with a new world in her eyes?
She is a poem in the making
pouring onto the page,
this is how she never dies.