Fun now
to encounter unusual birds,
for here,
in the parks.

Joining us for a time.

on their journeys
North and South
on the Pacific Flyway.
Memorable sightings
now abound.

We should also not begrudge
the avian regulars also, unless
they are trying
to eat our meals


Were these the survivors?
or just the lucky ones?
in a new patchwork
a changing mosaic
of green spaces
seen from the sky.


We should welcome them all
with their nervous gaze,
in a world
we continue
to change.