Dogs 2007

FLY AWAY
(6/27/07)


there's
a hummingbird
in my room
sold to me
by a Russian girl
from the
street

"it will
bring you
love"

she said
as if she knew
I had none

there's
a hummingbird
in my room
but I am
the only one
who knows

even I forget
at times
that it hangs there
but then
as I pull back
the covers
of my single
bed
I disturb it
and it sings
to me
a song
of solitude

there's
a hummingbird
in my room
and now
I understand
why
it is blue

she was right

I love
being
alone