Mixed Flock

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Beneath the feeder
goldfinch, white-throat
cardinal, junco
hop and search,
alert in mutual protection

Yesterday in meeting
the rustle and flutter
settled into silence
safe together
not vigilant

I sensed a shining pond
or more like
a capillary bed, our cells
touching, the circulation
happening among us
needful things exchanged
all working as it should
and I drank in
peace, reassurance
support, love
from the common pool

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