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The Empty Nest

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The Empty Nest

Strips of filmy white hanging
From the crook of a limb
Catch the eye
At first mistaken for
The milky web 
Of a tent worm

Closer inspection 
Of bended bough
Reveals a small
Round empty nest
Woven out of sticks 
And strips of plastic
Dangling down 

Initially delighted and awed
By the inventiveness 
Of nature’s winged wonders
To build a home for their young 
From any and all accessible
Material on hand

Then shocked - 
As realization sets in - 
By the insidious 
Pervasiveness of 
Perpetual polymer 
In the natural world

Left wondering 
If the empty 
Plastic nest
Portends a deeper
Persistent loss
Yet to come.

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  1. Date: 9/18/2009 6:37:00 PM
    goodness! environmental issues coming forth at the end! I love it! you have a bit of the "world-view" I adhere to in my daily path!...jim...and thanks for your continued support! Krista!...jim

  1. Date: 9/18/2009 12:56:00 PM
    It's amazing to see what birds in particular use for their nest... nice write on nature!