I watch the silver streaks across the sky
The vapour trails that show where speedbirds fly,
Then my heart is travelling once again
To Massachusetts Florida and Maine.
They soar above the clouds in graceful flight
Where dazzling sunlight paints their colours bright,
And stride across the oceans shore to shore
So distance doesn’t matter anymore.
As I watch them racing on their way
I wonder how much longer till the day,
When I strain my eager eyes to see
The speedbird that is bringing you to me.
Copyright © Alan Gilbert 2010.