Prismed Sunlight

Prismed sunlight wraps not only twig

but branch as well.

Every tree and bush has felt the icy sting

              and weight of winter.

The ones the didn’t fall strain under their load

            and when the slightest wind whispers across them

     they try to split their sheath

to toss it to the ground.

I sit encased in this cold, cold room watching

  scores of birds at the feeder

     and sunlight prismed in their every perch.

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