Roost by Michael Channing


by Michael Channing

a loud and lonesome bird
has built its nest in my heart
it wakes me at night
to complain of the cold
"at least you have some place to roost"
i tell it, "now quiet
and let me sleep"
"at least you're not alone"
it says
then flutters its wings
and sings its lovely song

The Heart at War with Itself

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Chokes and Warbles
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Chokes and Warbles, a collection of essays and poems by Michael Channing