Bianca Radulescu-Banu // A SONGBIRD’S LAMENT

I see you sometimes

stuck to the earth below

like ants, carrying those

death machines you call guns.

Where have your wings gone?

Why is it that you shout instead of sing?

How much hope could you have lost

to be able to kill one of your own kind

in the blink of an eye? I’d love

to land near and help you

overcome your pain

but the truth is

you have made

me afraid of

the ground.