small stones: birds


small stones

 from one tiny beak

barely visible above

the rim of the nest

to 3 hungry mouths

not shy to push

their beaks up

towards the sky

 I saw the first tiny beak on July 8; on July 11, the three hungry heads were very visible. We are concerned because it appears that one of the parents has gone missing.  We hope that, as a single parent, he can keep the trio fed, safe, and warm. Actions they used to attentively share.

Thank you, Becca, for introducing me to the concept of small stones.

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is a as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short . . . OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!


I like first person narratives.

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