Fresh Birds

owl 61

can we work together or not?


Fresh Birds

global warming’s
got them by the balls

house wrens scold
when I enter the porch

a cacophony of four
chatter me away
from the nest
with four fresh babies

The gold finch tries
to eat the screen
thinks he’s a woodpecker
of aluminum

the doves peck
at the floor of the deck
eat the tar

the purple finch
hang upside down
on the feeder…
knock each other off…

fresh birds:
scolding, pushing, denting windows


where are the gentle birds?
perching, sharing, singing the mating song?

bring back the calm old-fashioned birds
with bees to match, bees to match.


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