Hitchhiking

 

I could have gone a long way

on the back of a bird

the leg of a squirrel

the wash of the river

the lip of the wind

 

I could have found a way

away from home

 

had I been

 

Sticktights

Tick Seed

Stickweed

or Beggars Lice

 

hitchhiking

 

with prickles

barbs

thorns

hooks

or bristles

 

catching catching

 

as Hounds Tongue

Forget-me-nots

or any form

other than

my own

 

I might have

clung to something

moving and I

might have

flown