my bunkmate

July 9, 2013

6:00am
woke up
had to pee
and go to work
stepped onto floor
FLAP FLAP FLAP!
FLAP FLAP FLAP FLAP!

what the
what the hell–
WHAT THE HELL

FLAP FLAP FLAP
FLAP FLAP FLAP!

Looked at the window
Was mostly closed
Some idiot bird managed to
swoop onto the sill
between the glass and the screen
Must have thought it was a safe place
to sleep

It was still for a moment
terrified
just woken up

I looked at it for a minute
then put my hand against the screen
and shooed the robin away
Time to get up, bird
No one cares if you’re
ready

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The birds around here
They sure are
noisy
If I’m sitting outside it’s
all I can hear
Incessant tweeps and
chips and
chee-ooo
and
chatter chatter chatter

Most of the time it’s nice enough
and I shouldn’t complain
In fact, it’s only really bad
when I’m trying read or write
or just think quietly by myself
That’s when they all come out
and gang up on me
from all sides
until I
can’t
think of any-
thing else.

At times I’ve felt insulted
like the birds of the world have
a personal vendetta
or a hit out on me

That smug, fat robin…

When I was really young
I recall chasing robins
in the back yard
I was sure I could get one
if I were a little quicker
or a little smarter
or a little more kind

I had no plan for the bird
if I ever got one
I’d cross that bridge later,
as they say.
But all I wanted to do was
hold them
or just one
My intentions were good, I swear
But the birds
they didn’t like that

And now
years later
The birds are all against me

I put up a birdhouse:
Nothing yet.

The birds

god, they’re beautiful

but they’ve all got
something
against
me.

Supermoon

May 6, 2012

The moon tonight is
something like
18% bigger and
35% brighter
than usual
It’s coming through the
blinds on my bedroom window
and is casting a slatted
shadow
I can actually see things
very clearly

They call it a
SUPERMOON, but
the damn bird outside
singing at 2:00
in the god-damn
morning
would probably call it
a false alarm

It’s the two of us
now, yammering tired
frustrations
out into nothing
and to
no one in particular

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