In The Garden
The winged traffic crosses the yard
in long swoops and acrobatic loops.
Bright-feathered seed crackers
chase sparrows off frail seedy grasses.
Blackbirds check out every inanimate
possibility of food or nest material.
It’s a self-service supermarket out there.
She cheers the hunters, the gatherers
and the courageous hunted.
There is always the possibility of cat.