Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's up with the bird?

A bird flies into the house
alarmed pour salt on it
feathers with crystals lodged
in the bands around the throat
some of the markings are distinct
they will create chaos of the mind
just by looking at it or feeling
that cooing throbbing bird quiver
in the palm of the hand
by turning the sleepy bird around
not a slug on the doorstep
walking with it to the door
some people are gathered outside
talking and smoking they are
watching they want to know
what's up with the bird
how it got in the house
and what else the day will bring
if it started this way.

2 Comments:

Anonymous F John Herbert said...

What else indeed.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great poem!

2:58 PM  

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