The Reminder

by Sarah Fraser

When I see a bluejay 
I am reminded of my Grandmother 
(Bluejays were her favorite bird)

She visits me on rough days 
On contemplative days
She flies over my head 

Sometimes I see her at my window 
In the winter
When I can’t get out of bed 
She caws into the sunlight
Sporting feathers brilliant blue 
Someday I will be a bluejay too

photo credit: Chad George, Unsplash