A Poem for You: Dream Nest by Dana Levin


Dream Nest Dana Levin More like a basket             of twig and hair,              surprisingly              tall                         and deep—                         in a tree             outside my bedroom             window. I knew              something lived in there             you wouldn’t assume                         lived in a nest. Then I knew:             a human lived there. And once I knew—             the nest, nearly                          disintegrated,                             still in the tree.                                      It wasn’t about trauma, the perfect              and then the broken                          nest              in which a human                          lived—             Born and lit and [...]