you visit our filthy frontyards
and sanctify them, cleanse by simply being
as if you are a virtue we’re yet to learn

you are the light around which revolve
both our ignorances and wild curiosities
waiting to be tempered with discernment

the world is a soft, saffron song
and you – a fervent verse in it
including us in its tuneful feast 

maybe another time we see you
we learn to welcome and host you better
so long, absolve us, my little winged friend

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