Photography by Jas Hyder

Bird On a Wire
By Annette Marie Hyder

Telephone poles and power lines stretch
as far as the eye can see in this place in the city.
It reminds me of the electricity behind your utterances
and the way that your eyes and lips
are live conduits between the words themselves
and their meanings.
Me, I could perch on any one of your telephone lines
like a bird
and never want to come down.