I climb the steps
in slow motion, unlatch
the porch gate so quietly,
the sleeping cat doesn’t waken.
Still, the robin flies from the nest
in the wisteria, leaves the four
blue eggs, cooling.
Martha Christina lives in Bristol, RI, and is retired from Roger Williams University. She is a frequent contributor to Red Eft Review. Other work appears in Crab Orchard Review, and earlier issues of Star 82 Review.
See more of her work in 7.2 and 6.3 and 6.3 again