HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS

  1. I never understood
  2. How hope could have feathers
  3. Until I felt in love when I wasn't in love
  4. And I looked at the world and saw possibility
  5. Until I felt a flutter in my chest
  6. And once I had convinced myself that I was not dying of a fatal arrhythmia
  7. I realised I was hopeful
  8. And the world seemed brighter
  9. And safer
  10. And I could only equate it with hope
  11. Fluttering in my chest
  12. (That's where the soul would be right?)
  13. And I realised
  14. Maybe I am getting better after all.