I came home from school that day      A bird in a cage          Negativity and fear wrapped up in me              Then she came       uninvited      To this sad grass party for one         My Guardian Angel?            Bathed in sunlight         Flashing her pencil case yellow mohawk         Spreading her snow wings              

Showering me with hope and courage        

Just by perching on that arch in the veggie patch

I feel the breeze dancing on my skin      

Her black eyes stared into me        

Refusing to let me look away

She screeched        


“Spread your wings”               

Then she schooled me         

Spreading her soft strong feathers                      

 If she can fly so can I