Cherita: Stars

You probably think I made a pact with the stars too.

But I don’t know why they fall.
Maybe they are visiting their lovers.

Maybe they tired of their lovers.
Maybe the stars get wanderlust like you do.
Maybe they are trying to light someone’s way home.

This poem was originally published under the pen name Gabriel Gadfly.

-- Adam Kamerer

Cherita: Birds

I made a pact with the birds when I was a little boy.

I fed them crumbs of grandma’s cornbread
and memorized their colors and their names.

I promised to pick up their fallen nests and put them back,
if they’d just pop in and pipe at me from time to time, 
when I am sad, when I am in love.

This poem was originally published under the pen name Gabriel Gadfly.

-- Adam Kamerer