Woodpecker

August 11, 2017
By EllaJS BRONZE, La Crosse, Wisconsin
EllaJS BRONZE, La Crosse, Wisconsin
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God knows She made me a bird,

but if I am to be a bird,

let me be a woodpecker,

with strong, flapping

wings

and a sharp beak:

a bird a man can hold in his hands

- with caution -

if she lets him.


The author's comments:

This piece was inspired by a bird bander who told me he was more apprehensive to hold the little downy woodpeckers than any other bird, because of their pointed beaks.


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