a goldfinch burrowed into my chest.
that is not what goldfinches do, I know,
but this one did.
it was what i needed at the time anyway.
i needed fluttery wings to keep my heart beating.
i needed a sharp beak to pluck out all my insecurities.
i needed feathers–oh, how i needed those feathers
to usher me along my path.
i needed that vibrant yellow hue to be my own sun
the goldfinch knew, or I think it knew,
or maybe it just needed a home
and my chest seemed vacant enough.
either way is fine with me.