Yesterday and Today

Yesterday there was life in the nest

Four lives stacked two deep

With heads thrown back

Mouths wide in the faith

That the sky would bring provision.

 

Today the nest is gone.

I see a thin black cat

That wasn’t there before

I see the mother and the father bird

They are too little, they are too late.

 

My kids ask me to pick them up

So they can see the nest,

the baby birds, like yesterday.

But I tell them they have flown away

Because today is not a day like yesterday.


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