Out of the Nest, Baby Blue Jays
I kept our cat Lucy in the house for nearly a week while they learned to fly.... they made it!
Daylight lingers on her fingertips.
A fuss of sparrows makes her stop the moment
and then to ponder the pattern of a leaf,
veiny roadways of sappy nourishment –
chlorophyll cocktail absorbs the languishing light.
She notices the leaf’s resemblance to her hand.
O’r the years the many worker-leaves formed curled, then unfurl,
Baby Blue Jays