This birdhouse looks inviting, doesn't it?
Perhaps it's even a bird hotel,
a gathering place,
a perfect place to host a family reunion.
I thought I'd put this picture out in blogland,
and send it mentally to my local avian community,
hoping the birds will know
I've got their welfare at heart,
that they really don't have anything
to lose by waiting just a millisecond more
for me to focus and click the shutter
before they fly away.
I keep my camera right by the window
next to the computer
and yesterday I couldn't get it focused
quickly enough to photo-enshrine
or the goldfinch
each of whom had stopped to rest
in the uppermost branches of the vine maple,
not more than eight feet
from where I sit when I write.
I want my friends to see you.