Birds and Coffee

by Glenn Currier

About now she is having her first cup
in her java ritual of waking up
starting the day by feeding the birds
who swoop too eat and hear her words.

St. Francis is smiling up there
seeing her quiet presence and care
presence to what is real
in the moment and what it reveals.

The creator is in his or her creatures
in shape, contour and natural features.
I don’t need TV, booze, caffeine
or any other fix to intervene.

And it is good to have friends who are kind
who help the helpless and the blind
who feed birds and spirits of the down
not looking for applause or renown.

Knowing and loving and being there
for others, taking time to care.
Having friends like this - a treasure
impossible to repay or measure.

So when I’m tempted to medicate
in any fashion, let me meditate
or be present to friends or birds in flight,
let me abide in their darkness and their light.


Author's Note: Dedicated to my friend and fellow poet, Elizabeth Hobbs.

Posted on 07/09/2018
Copyright © 2020 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 07/09/18 at 04:09 PM

Your words are beautiful, Glenn. Were the world to follow their gentle dictate it would surely sorrow the less and delve in the realms of pure unadulterated love, the more.

Posted by George Hoerner on 07/10/18 at 12:48 AM

very nicely done my friend! very nicely done

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/15/18 at 04:33 AM

Such a perfect title for this poem."Taking time to care" - love this.

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