Day 2

Challenge: Include a bird. Be sure to identify the bird by species.

Two Robins

When I came out of the meeting, late afternoon, Friday,
the sun had decided to warm up the parking lot,
as if to underline “the weekend!” and increase the rise
of freedom's light making my skin thin and loose.

Still, I couldn’t get into my car and go, not when two robins
twittered in the budding tree just yards away, bobbing
back and forth on bare branches, flashing me their
bulging red bellies, fluttering and fidgeting like tiny soul

containers overfilled, harbingers, signals of something mighty
coming. I tried to sneak up on them, tried to hold my phone just
so, to frame them in a photo, to capture their promise in my
machine. But of course they flew, voices trailing back on

the warming air, scolding, celebrating, saying fool   fool
looktoyourself    and    gogogo   pursueyourown        release ---

2 thoughts on “Day 2

  1. You have come to me as a hummingbird
    three times now.
    Once for joy, once for strength, once
    for hope.
    Each time I have felt your loved and it overwhelmed
    me, knocking air
    out of my lungs and I have gasped
    each time I realized that it was you – I felt
    unworthy.
    But you have loved all your grandchildren, held
    them all even when we were
    scattered far from your arms. You came
    because I needed you,
    needed your joy, your strength,
    your hope.
    But you also came to remind me
    that I am worthy
    of those gifts.

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