A bird stands in heaven.
Spring. Cold, still.
Taking the day one sky at a time.
How deep the beats of wings,
how smooth the gusts that raise them.
The sky one day at a time.
We humans belong here.
©2018 by Megan Wildhood
Megan Wildhood is a creative writer and social worker at a crisis center in Seattle, WA. Her work, which centers social justice, marginalized experiences and hope for healing as an act of resistance, has appeared in, among other publications, The Atlantic, The Sun, Yes! Magazine and in her poetry chapbook, Long Division, a collection ruminating on sororal estrangement (Finishing Line Press, September 2017).