Catching the Sky

by Brad Bennett, Alan S. Bridges, and Michael Dylan Welch


First published in Frogpond 46:2, Spring/Summer 2023, page 40. Originally written in May of 2020 via Zoom.



a treetop robin

throws its song

spring blossoms Brad


on an electric meter

the mother robin warms her clutch Alan


motionless cat

listening to the robin

listening to the lawn Michael


changing weather

robins call and respond Brad


Earth Day

a father robin

feeds the newborns Alan


a robin’s eggshell

catches the sky Michael