Living in the Gap
January 21, 2012 – Birds on the lawn
Motionless and nose to the picture window, Wylie stared down the birds flitting from the neighbor’s yard to ours and back again. The Starlings, Grackle, and Red-winged Blackbirds pecked the ground, and fluttered about inching their way in and out. Each time I moved to the window they startled in a flush of feathers. As they lifted off the yellow lines of the Red-wing Blackbirds would blend into a spread of vibrant red. They became flames in flight against a sky of ash.