Rebecca Siegel


I’ve too many thoughts
to pin anything down. 

I’ve left orange halves 
out for the birds, but they

shun the offer. Two right 
whale calves were spotted

off the east coast last week.
Sometimes the balance tips 

towards good. And still the way
you look through me has creased

me. A photographer in England 
left a makeshift pinhole camera

to watch the world for 8 rolling
years, recorded the sun as it

rose and set 2,953 times. My
eyes watch the dark windows

for tonight’s predicted snow.
My iris invites the slightest light.

Tomorrow, the snowy field
will lie quietly, exposed to

the sky. The birds I envy
won’t even leave prints.

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