Wednesday, June 29, 2011

rejected by its mother
only a few hours old
we fed it from a bottle
made sure it was warm
it was reaching for something
something not there
he needed his mother
but mothers forget
we buried him in the park
named him angel
found a flower
made a cross out of sticks
all we had was a little shovel
but he was the smallest life
i have ever seen lost


Eva said...

It felt love from you. It didn't die without it.

Kaleidoscope Girl said...

'he needed his mother
but mothers forget'
Such a tragic little piece. I sometimes get dying baby birds in my garden and I hate it, they never survive.