I noticed the birds this morning on Markham
My drive to work, passing strip malls, concrete sidewalks and several Tim Hortons
My eyes wide, perspective shifted and the sky opened up to my
The seagulls flying overhead
The hundreds of small birds clinging to the telephone wires, lined up across the intersection
The majestic bird with a wide wingspan and a peaceful spirit (is it a hawk, or an eagle?) soaring over all of us in our hustle and bustle
Did these birds arrive this morning, awakening Scarborough with their presence?
Or have they always been here, in their beauty and grace, but I have failed to notice?
All I do know if that my heart is a little more open this morning
Thankful for the birds.