A sonnet about an encounter

Photo by Tom Morel on Unsplash

A songbird flew in through the door today.
Unharmed, the tiny brown thing darted up
and perched beside a cactus on the shelf,
when silence fell, except the dreary hum
of dishwasher, TV and tumble dry.
He regarded me with eyes which shone like
blackberries glazed in late September light,
piercing through the mundane household thrum.



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Caroline Mellor

Caroline Mellor


Mother, writer and tea drinker living in the Sussex Weald. Poetry, prose and personal essays. www.carolinemellorwriter.com