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.