Noon is my time to soar and rise
I open my wings and shake my tail
I search the directions of the wind
My shackles leave me be
And for now I am what I am.
Wash this face, wash those hands, and wash those feet
Don’t forget to wash your heart especially the corners
You don’t want any vermin to sit there and make eggs
Make your bed and smooth out the wrinkles
It’s 6:00 am and this is your day.
Hide your wings, cover your mouth and turn the lights off
Don’t forget to close the door behind you with the lock
You don’t want strangers to come in and go like they want
Make dinner and put the house to sleep
It’s 6:00 pm and this is the end.
Photo credit: A valkyrie by Edward Hughes