The Robin World Series
What if this evening on the porch
I witnessed the Robin World Series
in which all Robins in the world
surrounding my home split into two teams
with mascots named after berries and seeds
and played each other in order to win
not only the bushiest and best-hidden nest
but also a cup crafted from the cap
of an acorn brimming with nectar
collected by hummingbirds?
And what if in the ninth inning
the Robins boycotted the whole event
because it had gotten too long and too late
and their children were starving at home?