Snow Will Fill It Next

The empty nest
is a bird nest
in the cholla
outside our bedroom.
The thrashers left it
after their fledglings
flew up to the roof top.

This is the third time
this summer
the nest has filled
and emptied.

I think the thrashers
build the nest taller
over the previous egg shells.
The nest looks
more like a twig and stick
high rise
at this point.

Though I try,
the cholla’s arms
prevent me
from peering down
into the bottom
of the nest.


copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

2 thoughts on “Snow Will Fill It Next

  1. I like the mindful perspective of this piece. Focusing your awareness on the nest and the creatures who built it. I also like the prologue to winter the title captures.

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