the poets, tethered to each other
in the popular mind as if we were one
big family and we are
We are cloistered in our houses
dodging a horrible virus
but it almost feels like blessing.
John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, takes us on a bird-tour of the Mississippi River Delta. The Louisiana wetlands that they call home are fast disappearing.
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After that, he spots
specks of lint, dust motes that grow with his attention
so huge they change into solar systems with planets
where he might see cities, rooftops and, who knows,
even a man mowing a his lawn, if he had the time.