Morning light streams gold

through bare birch branches

and coffee brew steam fills

my rich warm kitchen.

Out my window birds flash through the birches:

red, grey-brown, blue.

First spring grubs and seeds are breakfast for them

as I turn away, cracking two eggs

to make breakfast for me.

Michael A. Griffith

Michael A. Griffith’s chapbooks Bloodline (The Blue Nib Imprint) and Exposed (Soma Publishing and Hidden Constellation Press) were released in fall 2018. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for poetry in October 2018 for his poem “Bloodline,” which first appeared on Ariel Chart. He lives near Princeton, NJ and teaches at Raritan Valley Community College. He is Poetry Editor (US/Canada) for The Blue Nib.

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