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The Older Robin

By: Patricia McGurk Martin

Page 1, An older robin with a sheaf of dried grasses clenched in her mouth faces me wearing faded brown and grey feathers accompanied by a less than sparkling burnt orange area on her chest feathers but she is still a pretty Robin Red Breast as the children call her

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The Older Robin

For the Fatima My Love Writings

© 2011 Patricia McGurk Martin Hearst Himmler

 

An older robin with a sheaf

of dried grasses clenched in her mouth

faces me

wearing faded brown and grey feathers

accompanied by a less than sparkling burnt orange

area on her chest feathers

but she is still a pretty Robin Red Breast

as the children call her

 

she may be building her own nest

in the tree above

solitary and busily

pecking the dirt using her sharp beak

searching for grasses with a distinct energy

as an older bird

she no longer has to have the babies

or be raped in the bush

like the little sparrows

 

 

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