Wren’s Song
by Milly Brown White

Change is coming.
Strangers threaten my nest.
My child grows big
And sometimes ugly,
Presenting new problems
New tests.
My sweetheart is leaving
To I don’t know where.
Maybe I will see him
But I don’t know when.
I’m afraid that
As the weather changes
So will he
And we’ll lose each other.
Winter nips at my toes
Under morning blankets.
Fear nips at my mind.

Milly  studied under Josephine Miles at U. C. Berkeley.  Many of her poems have been printed in various publications over the years, most recently: Ponder Savant, Main Street Rag, U-Rights Magazine, Straylight Online, Bangalore Review, and California Quarterly.