The Hummingbird and the Blackbird - Because I Love You

I was born a hummingbird.


In the velvet darkness of the early morning,

I used to watch you on the ground,

you and the rest of the blackbirds 

exchanging flurries of sound.

A soft envy drifted over me,

too dull to pierce me through.

But there were still times

I wished I was a blackbird too.

The day you flew over to my tree

your friends cackled in cruel glee.

When you payed them no attention

I knew we were meant to be.

Now you always listen to my songs

and give me space to share.

It doesn't matter that we don't speak the same language

because I know you care.

Even after the vibrant passion fades

I will consider myself a piece of two.

I know our relationship will endure

Because you love me, and I love you.







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