Things I Can and Cannot Do

There are a few things
I cannot do and I feel
you should be aware
of them.

I cannot ocean, nor can I
cloud though I have been
known to muddy my own

I have never been able to
river much like one doesn’t
leaf or silt. I’m sure you
understand that.

If I had only been asked I
would gladly have learned
to sky and heaven on earth.
But I could stars if I were in

your arms. I’m sure of it.
Just as I am sure I can only
flocks of starlings soaring
when you are near.