Good Buddies?

Mrs. Wren makes
her home
on Mr. Saguaro's lapel,
just above his heart.

Her hole mars
his finest
prickled green
pinstripe suit.

Mr. Saguaro spreads
his scarred arms
wide -
starburst tips splayed
like sharply
manicured fingertips
Mrs. Wren,
"I'm not a bird house!"

But she just
past his outstretched
completely ignoring


Linda B said...

I adored seeing these wrens when I've visiting Tucson and the surrounding area, Bridget. They seem well adapted to those scary spines! I love your poem.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! It is crazy how many wrens can live in some of the old growth saguaros. I'm pretty sure the cacti don't like it. = )

Marian said...

love this one, imagery is excellent

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Marian! I have plenty of experience with watching wrens make their homes in these poor cacti. = )

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