Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Dinner Time

By Kaitlin Reed '20

Sitting at the kitchen table

I see the robins

I know they come every night around this time

but i didn’t really know that I knew

Until now

As I sift through my meal aimlessly

piercing through vegetables

I am more occupied by their bobbing heads

spearing the soil

tensing with the give of the ground

searching for a wriggly surprise

to slurp up 

or to carry

swinging from their mouths 

to the nest

Where the rest of them sit

watching us eat dinner

They know we sit here by the window

sifting

every night

around this time.