Army Mom’s Safe Haven



Christina A. Sharik: Observation on a Winter DayMourning doves
look for seed I have
scattered on frozen
ground –

Blue jays
chase chickadees
away, while one lone cardinal
makes the sweetest sound –

And I, watching
from the kitchen window
marvel at the resilience
of little creatures
in their small world
made up of several trees
and bushes on this little
patch of frozen earth
where the snow has
banked and swirled –

I admire their determination
and their feathered beauty,
as they take to the skies
startled by something
I cannot see –

I feel so small.
Just one observer
in a wondrous world
of white –
Someone who scattered seeds
under a barren tree.