moving from a self care-centered model into a community care-centered model? I think so
Song for Cardinal Love
Perched for just a moment on an upturned wheelbarrow,
a cardinal sits in silence.
You sit, sometimes, quiet like a cardinal, all red, regal plumage
& a songbird’s voice.
You sing loud&proud– a bright, vibrant voice
to warm our home.
You, passerine, whistle me awake with my windows
open in the morning.
Woman, wake me weary, obstinate out of sleep &
into the chilly, morning draft!
Beautiful bird, your wingbeat thrush&flutter in my backyard
reminds me I am not alone.