How to Nest

Hang out in the sky all day
fly as far as you can
until your heart flutters
comes back and leaves againé
keep doing that
until frost covers the ground
count what you have left (the days)
spin around at your reflection on the lake
take the air
sticks, twigs, leaves
and settle into the night
awake in the world
ask yourself questions
look through the window
it's not copper
you'll have to have


Transcribed as published in Owner's Manual.

How to Nest
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