"We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." ~Maya Angelou

Friday, January 27, 2017

Poem: Farm Friends

Blackbirds move in clouds above an open field
as I am scolded by you, tiny Chickadees,
for being late with seeds.
Such impertinence from one so small.

This yellow-eyed feline reaches a paw,
gently insisting on my attention:
-Look at me, pet me, forget the birds-
There will be feathers on the bricks.

Two Goldfish stare from the icy depths,
their hard-rimmed mouths gape at me,
begging for flakes or crumbs.
All winter, immobile, unimaginable.

Lost in thoughts, I stare at dead leaves and suddenly
I am looking at a brown rabbit, very still;
we both see each other...and the cats.
I slowly turn and walk the other way.

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