Originally published in the collection Catch Up With Summer, from 2015.
Here on the second floor
I’m almost sitting on a tree branch
I would be resting my feet on that knothole there
if the window glass weren’t in the way
but instead they’re settled on the flowered carpet
here in this room
a large room, and pleasantly shabby
full of books. You have guessed right
if you think I may be describing a library.
I’m in front of a feast here of books
Perched ready to dart and alight
to start pecking
at the lavish supply of words before me
greedy for them