22 May – Shh!

Can you keep a secret?
For I’m not sure if I should say
the beautiful truth
I discovered yesterday.

Do be quiet now,
and come very close,
as long as I whisper,
I think it’s safe to disclose…

But shh!
Don’t disturb them
for they’re still so very small,
more like miniature naked mole-rats
than baby birds at all.

So shh!
But there they are –
behind all that ivy,
a trembling of greenfinches
you might just get to see.

But shh!
Please make sure
you tell nobody else.
Protect my little secrets;
keep them to yourself.