OAK TITMOUSE

During hot and dry times

the little birds gather

around the house—

 

around water

leaks and irrigation—

more dependable

 

than humans:

woodpeckers clinging

to rainbirds,

 

bushtits flocking

to timed misters

at six o’clock,

 

quail rolling to a stop

at the water trough,

and swallows plunging

 

into the ‘sip and dip’.

But the thirstiest of all,

the nervous Oak Titmouse

 

at the dog’s dish,

one drop at a time

all day long.

3 responses to “OAK TITMOUSE

  1. What a picture! I so love the little birds, and big ones. God help the little birds.

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  2. This is beautiful and lovingly connecting…I am reminded of Robinson Jeffers!

    Liked by 1 person

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