a cardinal in the garden

it happens so quickly
all things prior
through the months
and thin-shadow years
forgiven
overlooked
some– even reconciled
tho fewer than wished
until, one day
perhaps– a day in May
it isn’t viable
anymore
everything– changed
in a single instant
and the sunshine
might be warm on your cheek
that day
or the sky might be a thick gray
meeting your gaze above
and there might be a red cardinal
‘a craw-crawin’ in the garden

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