Bird Song

April 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

A little girl dances

around a pigeon

happy

that the force

of her run and jump

sing-song

made the bird hop

from claw to claw

throwing its wings into the air

like a parachute

 

Worried feathers fall

around her toes

as the wind

catches her floating arms

before she is dragged away

by a hand on elbow

hurrying forwards.

 

The pigeon watches her go

with black bead eyes

then kicks off the pavement

into the rooftop sky

to go tell the other birds

about how he made

a human

dance.

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