Vacant Cubicle

red bird hopping through morning shadows,

transfixing one who is separated from beauty.

shadow turning menacing, resolving into mate,

stimulating one who is starved for excitement.

red crane against rusty bridge over misty river,

puzzling one who is deprived of challenge

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Photo Credits

male cardinal -- http://thecreativecat.net/your-backyard-wildlife-habitat-put-bird-feeders-out-now-for-migrants/

female cardinal -- http://www.newenglandrambles.com/winter-birds-at-our-feeders/

Iowa City bridge -- http://mapio.net/s/12740378/