Cannot Sleep


Inevitably the first bird sang

As the breeze lifted, and

Trees responded reaching and

thrusting their arms showing

off their morning energy


Is that first bird the hyperactive

one of the brood?

Whilst brothers and others nestle

Down unwilling to lift their lids

He chirps away until he hears

No response around, from the ground

Then quietens for a moment.

Rest is difficult when the zest

For life and living is so great!