// TO BELONG / Fall 2019 //

I was alone in a room / It had a window that looked out onto an empty street / I stood at the window and waited for you to come home / Look at this, I said to the wall / This is how you do it / You put your left foot forward, like this / You raise your arms, like this, until your feet lift off from the ground / You rise up to the ceiling where the birds are / You hold a bird in your hand / It trembles, but it stays / When the bird struggles to leave your hand, you let it go