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A Simple Gift

Tender and complete

Photo by Aaron Doucett on Unsplash

So the red bird transfers
from his bright beak
a newly-plucked berry
to his elegant mate
which she accepts
with simple gratitude
and if, in this entire world,
there is any interaction
more tender or complete,
I have yet to witness it.




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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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