the goldfinch nest of prior years
in early spring, along the trail
the resident male scattered round
his brilliant joy in feathered song
but someone thought to "clean" it up
the tangled thicket, where once were cupped
and hid their tender oval hopes
the voracious choppers disregard
of life snagged whole trees,
heaped thick with fragrant honeysuckled vines
now a gaping hole leads easily
to the grassy knoll overlooking
the thimble-island sea
and no one thinks of the bereft
lone tree no longer amphitheater
of high-pitched reverie
- Sue Holloway
Getting a taste of God's creation as it should be!
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