There he is again.

I think I may have
a cardinal stalking me.
You’ve seen him here before,
as recently as 10 days ago.

Today this red Romeo
was singing so loudly,
I had to peek my head
out the door
to see what in the world
was going on.
And there he was,
perched inside a tangle of branches,
singing at the top of his lungs.

When the same thing
keeps popping up in my life,
I take notice.
I figure the universe
has its own mailroom with
a crew of messenger pigeons
in disguise,
trying to deliver the divine to us.

And the cardinals
have been so hell-bent
on getting my attention lately,
I have to wonder if they’re
actually heaven-sent,
trying to get a message through
or, at the very least,
hoping I’llslow down
and simply listen to their music.