Little bird

by Emma Oleksinski

so firmly you stand
on your branch, little bird
though it be thin
does your courage
come with Freedom?
or – wings be damned
from within?

Emma Oleksinski is a currently a student at the University of North Texas, and a hopeful lover of the natural world. Her hope in writing is to reiterate the great value of our surroundings; environmentally, emotionally, and politically. These spheres have been made toxic, yet the remedy has been within and around us. As humans, it’s not too late to align our relationship to this world, its other beings, and ourselves.