Thursday, May 17, 2012


The violet green swallow wings away
from the nest box on the utility pole
alarmed, I observe a tatter-edged feather
longer than the residents beak to tail
hanging half out the round entrance.
Intruder?  Nestlings under attack?
The feather jerks, twists vertical
upside down, backward, forward --
it appears the newly weds have bought
a thrifted couch too big for their parlor!

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