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Category: Birds

POEM: Completeness

Completeness

squirrel on the lawn
crow on the wire

(there’s a little piece
of my soul in you)

crow on the wire
squirrel on the lawn

(and a piece
of yours in me)

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31 December 2023
Charlottesville VA

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POEM: Counting

Counting

Are there 90 million birds in Essex?
He sets up a folding chair
on the high street and starts to count.
After an hour or so the sun has risen enough
to become somewhat annoying
so he repositions the chair
but as he looks down he notices
the shadow of wings flitting
across the pavement;
he realizes he’s missed some.
I guess we’ll never know, he thinks,
and goes for a cuppa instead.

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16 April 2023
Charlottesville VA

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