A Quiet Life
A seep of morning,
cranky crows are first cry.
The world reveals it has a shape,
things to land on. Light sharpens
vinyl edges of bedroom
shades. Robins take up teaching
from their chalkboard. I want
to rip formulas from red
throats as they wake classrooms
of chickadee and sparrow.
First Publication: Nixes Mate Review, 2018