It’s Still Spring

Photo by McGill Library on Unsplash

Washing dishes by hand, I hear birdsong,

scrambling against siding, clambering into the attic

where the fluttering dies.

Amusement tickles my chest as I wonder if it’s the fertile bird from last year

or its offspring planning a family in the squatter’s nest above me.

What can I do?

I was the fool who forgot to replace the screen in time.

And how can I tell the bird that home is not where you find it?

4 thoughts on “It’s Still Spring

  1. Oh, sweet thoughts… it made me remember that today while on my walk, I passed an abandoned house that [had] a circular attic window in the peak of a gable. In the circle, was perched a turkey vulture and nearby was its mate. I think I’ve found its nesting site! Clever birds.

    • Yes, indeed you did! How cool. Plus, I love the look of turkey vultures. Glad you got out for a walk. These things keep me sane. Waiting for it to stop raining so I can play in the garden. Take care, Eliza!

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