Wood ducks nest in a neighborhood tree
Ducks, in trees?
Yes. We learn:
Wood ducks have sharp perching claws.
His mom brings out the Aunt Doris binoculars
We gaze at the pair over coffee
Overcast spring morning
Bare feet on concrete stoop
But still, we gaze. Quiet.
Last night, she said with her wine,
“We should toast.”
“To the happiness we share.”