The Kiskadee

In the Natural World
The colors of light hiding
in the clouds,
Reach the kiskadee’s chest -
this one reflects green.
The kiskadee, a bird from
South of the deep border,
breathes free
against a backdrop
of white cloud puffs, 
perches proud on a broken
and sings.
Maria L.M. Garcia is a retired bilingual teacher, caregiver, student of life currently working on MFA at UTRGV. Her poetry has appeared in Poems and Numbers and forthcoming at The Thing Itself.

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