Little Boy

Little Boy

By Caitie Young

for kyan 

little boy holding the bird, 

listen to its wings 

humming against your fingers,

the bright berries in your palm

are the bird’s sweet delight. 

little boy, she perches on your 

thumb and pecks, she watches the world,

little boy let her sit, let her look,

hold your smile, keep your hands

open for the birds, 

little boy, keep your eyes 

on the beauty of the world.