Change in the Wind

I can feel the change in the wind. The trees sway differently, only a slight bending in the breeze, a little more resilient now that summer’s long thaw is nearing its end. The birds feed more regularly at the feeder, storing up energy and nourishment for the harsher months to come. The sun shines its…

Taking Flight

Trapped in a cage That no one can see A bird fully fledged, Strong – Waits to break free. Its song is beautiful Amidst the fear, Its mourning once Unnoticed – Now we hear. It jostles the cage, Rattles the bones Until the iron has No will – Of its own. “I’m free, I’m free,”…