a goliath basin
underneath the sun, with golden earth
stretched wider than He can reach
it dips low, as smooth as a bowl
and is my shelter, my golden sea.
we are all here, us birds
black against the glinting sun
we stretch our wings, thousands of us
black shapes, circling, insane waves
we love this heat, this golden sun.
from the empty blue sky
robin’s blue, against fire’s orange
from space, where metal and lights circle above
the earth of a million eyes, watches our stolen wings, it sighs
and I cling on tight to my shelter, my flight, my life’s love.