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Saturday Noon, Summer

January 31, 2023
By divinefly BRONZE, Fresh Meadows, New York
divinefly BRONZE, Fresh Meadows, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I am the eggman/We are the eggmen" - John Lennon

“The ground,”

Thinks the sparrow,

Naked in its youth

And pink in its flesh

As it plummets from the

Spanish tiles

Onto the sidewalk.

Winged and for what;

This temporary weightlessness is not flight.

No, it is the lie of gravity

And the truth of impact.

Beak twisted in a sinusoidal scowl,

Eyes closed, never having seen the skies

But only the blackness of the end of everything

And the ants it feeds

A quick whisk of the shovel

And now it lies bound

Under the gravity shackles

Winged and flightless,

Too young to be free.

Three days of life

And not having lived at all.

The author's comments:

This really happened! Over the summer of 2021, some sparrows thought that it was a good idea to build their nests on my roof and a lot of eggs and baby sparrows were left as little stains on the titles, poor schmucks.

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