1.09.2013

a nest is a nest

I write this
sitting
in the kitchen sink
observing
pigeons on the fence,
sparrows in the rosebush,
wondering
what would happen
if I flew out this window,
headed for that distant
ancient maple,
adjusting
my seat in this nest
of crusted dishes, 
taking
it all down.

Author Eric Storch (of Sinistral Scribblings) is offering a writing Master Class in which pupils are presented with the first line from a famous book and are expected to write a story in response, starting with that same first line.