Tagged: crook

the robins that built

the robins that built
its nest in the crook of our
white dogwood tree stayed

alert, with squirrels advancing –
no one knew the aftermath

it took just under six

it took just under six
years to disassociate
getting off at Bedford
with the apparition of
you on that January
corner as i emerge
from the station.
in every version, there
is a crook interlaced
in the narrative, and
the dénouement
excuses herself
to turn in early