I was sitting in the grass with my little guy,
enjoying the glorious day,
when I noticed the underbelly of a bird’s nest
tucked between two low branches
in our front yard tree.
I inched a bit closer
and was surprised to find
a mama robin
sitting there,
well-hidden among the leaves,
eyeing me and my baby
while she protected hers.
I wondered how long
she’s been building her abode
right in front of our home,
right in front of our eyes,
without us even noticing.
I love knowing
we have a new family
in the neighborhood.