bird pieces

the joy of being a bird
must be enormous –
no one else
sings so long

* * *

crow testing my crow-ness
settles beside me
to scold the garbage truck –
my silence fails the test

* * *

first day in May,
jagged bits of sky –
stumbled upon
the first robin’s egg

* * *

© Sarah Whiteley

Not everything I write down becomes a full-fledged poem. But sometimes the fragments are enough to make me happy.

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10 thoughts on “bird pieces

  1. Sometimes fragments make good poetry, for they are more poetic in their truth. Came here through an old post of mine, glad I did. Your words refreshed me, and made me want to read more often.

    Priya

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