Nest

You are the tree.
The tree of life.

Whose roots push downward,
Down
Down
Down
Into the soil.
Of Love.

You are rooted in love.
Your roots absorb
Its nature,
Each facet.
And your branches grow upward
And outward,
Embracing the sky
With a smile
Accepting all life
Seeking refuge

In broad shoulders
Your branches
Leafy boughs
Unbreaking
Solid
Reliable
Sure.

I am the little bird.
Little and Brown.
Plain
And Round.
In the soft green grass
Looking up at you.
Seeing you
For what you are.
Every lovely thing
You are.

Fruit-laden limbs
So long, so comely
In form.
Shelter in storm.
Leafiest place
Of comfy embrace

I am the bird
That wants to fly
Into that tree
Embodied by grace

And build
Her little
Nest.

ajp
4/8/15

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