The House Sparrow
Sparrow pauses on my window sill,
chirps a quick note, looks left, looks right, and
flies away leaving behind a half-eaten seed,
like an unfulfilled desire.
I see her every day bathing in dirt,
small brown wings flick around dust.
Just a small bird flying under clouds,
livening up my solitary afternoon.
My friends say, the male sparrow feeds the nestlings.
but, I see her at dusk, baby sparrows by her side,
Mouth of the nestling, open, eager, waiting.
She holds a seed in her beak and drops it in.
A motherly act, if you ask me.
Kitty purrs behind me.
I pick her up and carry her away.