European Goldfinches

A moment of sheer beauty from Paula Graham

Paula Graham

My all time favourite  bird

that uses my wildflower meadow

In a great ‘charm’ of 60 or more birds

Goldfinches-on-frosty-teasel It warms your heart to watch these excotic native birds.

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The Bicyclist

I ride my bike past your office

because

you say the secretary thinks
I’m cute,

you say it makes you smile.

I stop and wave and she opens
the door and winks and says with
hard Rs, “Ya gonna give it to me
when ya go straight, right?’

I wink back and smile as I ride off,

“Sure thing!”

That night we made love and slept
in each other’s arms: safe in the
childhood
of our 20’s.

Image and poem (c) Rob Goldstein 1985-2018