Tell me again how I am more sophisticated
Than the morning bird,
Who worries not about the state of the world
But on the simplistic joy
Of flight among the stars.
Perhaps this time I will stifle my envy against the
Clouds, able to roam the sky without restriction.
Or the lightning strike that can do as it pleases,
Answering to no one.
Instead, I am trapped and destined
To perish on the ground,
The Rocks my companions
The Trees my witnesses.
Watch the sun bleed into the earth
And hope that one day we may feel as
Light as the canary.
Vanessa Perez has loved writing ever since she was a little girl. Words have always fascinated her, and now she studies English at California State University, Fullerton. While she typically seeks solace in poetry, she has also started experimenting with short fiction and essays. She is always looking for new ways to connect with others through her writing.
Featured image by Felix Mittermeier.