Their Voices Are Gone

Photo of a meadowlark by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash

First to go was the Bobwhite.
I heard it all summer when first I moved to this town.

Bob-Bob WHITE! Bob-Bob WHITE!

How it made my heart glad to hear it. Then it was gone.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.