The robin bop, bop, bops along the stone path, her beak digging into the cracks she passes, looking for supper—
looking to fill hungry bellies, the little ones in their nest crying, crying: “Mother, please; we’re dying!”
The robin bops along, hurried, harried, at wit’s end— I reckon she regrets ever lying with a man.
I kid, of course. I know as well as she: there’s nothing like the love of a child— it’s simply humbling.
Cassandra Henken is a mother of three living in Minnesota. She has her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Early Childhood Development, and worked for almost five years as a Behavior Therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Now she is going back to school for a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Fiction Writing. She has always loved the written word and has been writing since early adolescence. Her poem, “The Robin,” is her first publication in an online literary journal.