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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A POEM BY TJ WORTHINGTON

 
 
             PARROT SEES THE UNIVERSE


             Finger toes grip the cage's wire,

             a pink small fist closes

             on the next rung to keep

             the body's weight in place.

             The other foot loosens;
 \
                   letting go, stretches to take

             the next wire, careful, feels

             the move to make it right,

             selects the correct moment.

             Wings straight back, pulling

             with the stronger bill,

             green feathered head

             pushes through the roof bars,

             black intelligent eyes

             feel a shock in their roots.



                       ---TJ Worthington


 
 
 
 
 
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