Little Creatures

Oh, little creatures underfoot
What I could do, but don’t want to
Sing for me, sweet birds, alone
If no one else will listen.

We share in part this tragedy;
I’ll sing for you and you for me.
I’ll dance with you, to your humble song
But not alone—no, I’m not that strong.

No one else among my kind,
Among my friends will sing with me
Yet you, I know, will do
And sing ‘twixt us kind melody.

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