James Crews is the editor of How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, which is forthcoming in April. He lives on an organic farm in Vermont with his husband and a flock of noisy crows. You can follow him on Instagram: @james.crews.poet.
While people all over the world / chanted and prayed for a miracle, / we stood in the woods with binoculars / trained on a pair of bluebirds / flitting from branch to branch, / tiny chests puffed out / in the chill morning air.
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