A Freeform Verse with Anger and Birds
You dive bomb like a blue jay
You’re as faithless as a crow
I watch you peck and rend and bend
The old things that I know
You screech just like a magpie
You’re catbird cruel in show
I watch you peck and flick and prick
The old ways that I know
You frighten like the night owl
You’re a wasteful, spiteful sparrow
I watch you peck and shake and break
The old joys that I know
So where did I misplace my dove
Where is my cardinal true
Who took away my joyful thrush
And left me here with you?
Perhaps I am the grackle
The junco deep in snow
Perhaps it’s I who let you fly
Away with what I know.
I think I’ll work on this one. I love birds, and I don’t know why I went to such an angry place with the bird imagery.