Birdwatcher

Birds come and go.

Chickadees with their wings in motion

Flutter from branch to branch between trees,

Their movement quick and upward

While the cardinal streaks red hot

Linear across the horizon landing:

He sits content on his perch.

Birds come and go.

Sparrows hop zig zag in the snow

Their tracks leaving delicate imprints

While the hawk soars, wings open catching light,

Heron slips out of sight above trees,

Blue jays enter as a noisy crowd, and hummingbird?

Hummingbird is all over the place!

Birds come and go.

I watch them and learn

The nature of my thoughts

Mimics the motion of birds,

I watch them and learn

Observation is part awareness

As well as letting go.

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