A short poem by Susan Gately

[New City Magazine – August-September 2020, page 23]

The birds are having a ball!
Hanging on for dear life
Furiously hammering, chafing
Gorging themselves
One by one
Large and small:
Blackbird, robin.
Chaffinch, sparrow:
Each gives way to the next
A lark of love
And nothing gets wasted
As below others wait
In happy expectation
Hoovering up the crumbs
Generously hewn
For all to share.


[See the article in full PDF edition on page 23]

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