"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Day The House Came Down



I hung a hummingbird feeder outside my window
The horizon is empty where a house once stood—
shingles crushed, glass shattered, beams broken.
I hung a hummingbird feeder outside my window.
The dump trucks are gone and the excavator is stilled.
The demolition work is done—that which withstood
tornadoes, storms, and depression fell in eight hours.
I hung a hummingbird feeder outside my window.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Standoff At The Bird Bath



Robin looks at Blue Jay
Blue Jay turns his back
Robin fluffs his feathers
Blue Jay preens and flaps.