Inside my heart, a songbird trills
And serenades my every hour
Threading softly through my dreams
Now a pleading clamour
Now a gentle hum
Beneath my breast.
The melody is beautiful
But the song knifes from within
A passage to the outside
For a song unheard is a prisoner
Shackled to its voice.
And then comes another
Bending close to hear
Head held to my breast
Releasing bird and song to swell and soar
Finding resonance in the other.
And when we part
Resume our ways
The songbird flutters down to earth;
Its wings I fold along its sides
To place it back within my heart.
Inside my heart a songbird mourns
And haunts my every hour.