Dealing with Hard Times

Where is that
Deep-felt poem
That comes unexpectedly
From hard times
            When leaves are all down
            Scuttling across the sidewalks
            So you can see the few
            Bird nests clinging to
            The barely left branches?

How do you bring
The song birds back
            To need the nests
            Next to the apartment
            Signs announcing they are
            Clearly leasing?

Must the poems come first
To seed the songs
            So the hard times leave
            The empty nests for
            Some other year
Knowing that next year
The leaves are
Coming back?

            It is worth a try

L. Fullington

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