In a Steady Rain

A squirrel with white-tipped ears
settles in the domed feeder
designed to discourage it.
Sheltered under this see-through
umbrella, it eats sunflower seeds
intended for the finches who
swing on the branches
of the weeping cherry:
wet, and waiting.

Martha Christina lives in Bristol, RI, and is retired from Roger Williams University. Her work has appeared recently in Red Eft Review and Crab Orchard Review.

See more of her work in 6.3 and 6.3 again (this poem was also included in Pocket Poems and in print here.)