Monday, January 14, 2013

Birder's Valentine

I meant to look up
that bird there is
no common sparrow
unless you mean the
field sparrow which is
common in abandoned
fields with or without
roofless houses saplings
growing in the parlor
it looked like a cardinal
with conical beak and crest
only a blunt-gray color
the burnt-out coal of the
slightly smaller red ones
some songbird must have
told him I put out sunflower
seeds today but as soon
as he saw me he was gone

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