A nursery in the sky


At the high school, one of spring’s sights

is the osprey nest on the lights.

Safe and secure, above all the rest,

it’s clearly the Vineyard’s highest nest.

They rebuild the nest as the female may wish;

periodically, he catches and brings her a fish.

After a restful Venezuelan vacation,

she’s ready for 30-day incubation.

The closer the eggs to the silvery moon,

the safer they are from a skunk or racoon.

Soon, this unique nursery in the sky

will house several little ones learning to fly.