Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Los Angeles

The Brown Vest

Barbara Guest

A robin's nest being towed on the sidewalk.
Somewhere, a complement to his brown vest.
He is more lively than before.
In the future we must take him away from the sidewalk
and lend him the joy he expects.
Use earth colors, they build strong nests.
He combs his throat then locks the chapel
Of the goddess in his home.

--Barbara Guest

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