Blood Orange Birdhouses
Things you do after you’re fired, and tired,
and full of grief—
paint a small, wooden birdhouse
made in China
Blood Orange with a Robin’s Egg
Blue roof. Clip eucalyptus
ends and stick them in a white mug
entitled, Pause. Then, pause.
Read Mary Oliver’s Felicity
and wait for the light to come
the way it does, drawing down
at the day’s end like the Pacific
edging the eyelid of eternity.
Visual Artist: Timothy Beltran del Rio