MORNING SHIFT

by joannagilmanhyde

The Hawk Queen Bed 11:11am

While Our Second Pot of Coffee

steeped

an amorphous flock of Starlings

(at least I assume They were Starlings)

crowded out the sky to the south

& landed on several high wires

matting there

until They took off

scattered

to the west

leaving the wires swaying

in Their rush

leaving Me to pour The Coffee