milky way

When the paramedic had finished his shift during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he saw the broken sparrow on top of a parked ambulance. He heeded yet another call and brought the bird home.

The bird gradually convalesced with gentle care from the whole family. When she could spread her wings for balance, she went outdoors and eventually joined a flock.

Quite often, the bird returns, drinks water from the familiar birdbath and tweets with family back and forth.

a seedless hull
on a cloud
in a puddle