by Gina Cohen, Nicholas Klacsanzky, and Michael Dylan Welch
First published in Presence #58, July 2017, page 74. Originally written on 6 July 2016 after a three-mile hike to the waterfront at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, Washington.
uphill walk . . .
crows call to each other
across the sky Gina
from which window
will the swallow come out next? Nicholas
end at the bicycle track Michael
calling to the chickadee
it answers back Gina
parking lot seagull—
the white line
even whiter Nicholas
my daughter’s little finger
on the hummingbird nest Michael