Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bird family

When we're out watching the cranes fly south, the woman across the street comes out and asks us What are those? We tell her, excitedly, those are sand hill cranes!, Oh, she says, and then goes inside. Hers is not a bird family.

Our house is filled
With birds.
We are
A bird family.
We watch the starlings
Lined up
On the telephone wire.
We listen to the sand hills
Veeing
Overhead
South to New Mexico.
We are a bird family
Birds inside
And out.
We even have birds
In the bathroom
So we don’t forget
We are
A bird family.

1 comment:

  1. Did you see them today! I was HOPING they were late this year, as I have not yet made my way down to Jasper Pulaski in Indiana where they overnight! Must schedule that this week! :-) (I'm a bird family too!)

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