our garage door 
is raised open 
because a house wren
that we identified 
in our orange
Birds of Kentucky
has built her nest
at the motor
so we watch her
every evening 
take a few hops 
on the pavement 
before taking flight 
for a drink of water 
we don’t know how
she made it in

and I hope 
that these 
are the things 
I’m allowed 
to think on 
with you 
poised in our chairs 
for the remainder 
of this stay