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Life Goes On in Potterville

Posted by Beverly Tsao

Mother mockingbird lures

lawnmower away from her

wayward chicks, one wing spread wide,

limping in the grass

like itís her last day on earth.

Four gray chicks, lemon-yellow beaks

lift in unison,

separated by tall grass

waiting patiently

for grasshopper dinner,

buzzard circling above them,

father mockingbird dive-bombing

its ugly red head.

Language of lawnmower,

all chuff and sputtle

and petroleum smoke

in the air mimicking the cough

of an old man smoking

his Cuban cigar,

his mower inching closer

to the baby birds

while children form lines

at the local bookstore

eagerly waiting

for owling time. One

wanders away from her friend.

She will come home weeks later

in a black body bag.

Why am I weeping anyway?

Chicks fall from nests every day.


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