My eyes fell on a bird yesterday

On a cold, yet sunny day at Katwijk beach

This bird, she has an expression shaped like a human

Or maybe it’s because I looked too deep with my mind

She flew from the skies to sing me a song

Landed so close that she thrones my thoughts

Reminding me that I have wings of my own too


This bird,

She has a longing like me

Escaping from a cultural bubble

Eyes so tender that I saw myself

Spiritual, yet with a searching soul

She gave colors to my day and made me smile

And perhaps I might go to see her today too


This long-necked slim bird, she has

Feathers as wide as my opened arms

Calmed, breathing her way through life

With so much love buried in her voice

She stood on a foot, a sign of majesty

I watched her trying to speak to me

Placing every sound in its perfect place

As if to remind me that I am not alone.