This poem was submitted for a poetry contest at Artella. The winner will be the one with the most votes. How and where to cast your vote appears at the end of the poem.
Sleep and I are dancing around
She has just not settled over
It surges with thoughts, things, and layers of emotions
Maybe too much caffeine
Or, just a menopause morning
Up before the starlings and cowbirds
Fighting over the copper birdbath
One-week an indigo bunting
The next week cowbirds
A robin has taken to pulling worms out of the garden
He comes several times a day
Two morning doves joined him
Eating seeds cast from residue of weed pulling
Cardinals, sparrows, finches, blue jays,
An abundance of birds call our yard home
Home to the largest holly tree in town
Home to a woman getting ready to pack art swaps
Before she crawls back into bed.
This is the poem chosen by the staff at Artlella for one of the 12 finalists.
The winner will be the poem which receives the most votes from the members of the Artella community.
If you are a member of Artella consider casting your vote for this poem by logging on here.