One more day to go!
Take centre stage songbird.
From its soft and warming sleep,
sing the sun into the sky.
In glorious reds and golds, sweep
the night away. Puff the chest
and warm the throat,
set music free in
to fly as you do,
like Charlie Parker bebop;
airy, circling riffs combined with
complex melodic lines that don’t stop
until the song is sung and the day
settled into its favourite chair.
You’d swear notes still hang like sparklers
traced in the memory of childhood air.