Bird Bath

Robin Oats

How do I share

the bath of a bird

I heard the sound

of gentle splash

and looked up to

the gutter

outside my window

an arc of wet sparkle

flew up to the sky

splash splash

What? What?

A dampened head

peeked up

skull feathers saluting Sun

eyes wide and glistening

the rest of the little beast

hopped to the edge

had a great shake

and flew

cleanly

away

 

© Robin Oats