What can YOU say in six sentences?
A bird flew onto a skeletal limb on a black tree.
It carried a soiled pink ribbon in its bill and it wove the ribbon into its nest.
The nest was of faded yarn and discarded bread ties and dirty surgical gauze.
The bird flew away from the tree again, into the smoke of the sky, above the lifeless cinder below.
There were no browns or reds or yellows of this autumn, but only naked myrtle and fir, protective barbs above the dead earth.A boy with a slingshot hid alone in a charred Ford and shot the bird with a stone through a broken windshield and it fell into the dust of the horizon.