i was a part of that birdhouse
the one that matched the green shutters
and fed all of the hummingbirds.
do you know the one too?
i was a part of that birdhouse, alright
when you took me into your liver spotted arms
forcing me to sing my swan song
before anyone else asked me to perform.
do you know the one, too?
i was a part of that birdhouse, mind you
every time i stumbled next door to my home
every time you pointed out the constellations
when you called me rosemary
do you know the one, two?
i was a part of your birdhouse,
my palace, my silent and demanding no
that your godliness reincarnated
into a conquered yes.