Poem of the Day

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Bird Watch

 

I find it disconcerting

alarming and alerting

the unashamed asserting of their glee

 

It is true they sound impressive

if not manic and aggressive

then undoubtedly excessive definitely

 

Their reaction is confusing

as I’m not at all amusing

it’s my ego they are bruising carelessly

 

Don’t they know it’s impolite

taking unabashed delight

cracking up at all in sight hysterically

 

With their cacophonic chorus

piercing skin that’s thin and porous

you would think that they abhor us certainly

 

But apparently this bird

whose refrain is so absurd

was created to confer a word of warning

 

To the spirits who reply

to the Kookaburra’s cry

lighting up the inky sky at dawn each morning

 

© Jackie Hosking

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