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September 30, 2019

PROMPT: Birdsong

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Between the road
and the rice field.
Jungle fowl
ca-caw-ca-caw-caw-caww!
Rising in pitch.
Perhaps a chicken?
A wild one, a savage one,
nature's undamaged one. 

Who can guess where the song came from?
Which lark, which swallow?
Who can guess the etymology of
this bird's lyrics?-
chip-chip-chip-chip-chip.
Quicker, quicker. (A quarrel?)

It's simple physics, when a hatchling falls. 
Should be dead but
chip-chiiiip-wi-wi-wik
perhaps it only broke its useless wing. 
Yes, a scornful mother. 
Yes, a grieving mother. 

In the end, we never know what song 
she will sing- who will sing?
In the end, the bird's song is the swishing 
of the palms in wind, the droplets of dew on 
the lively fronds, a knife of grass under rain. 
shhhhh-plop-plop-shhhhh




 

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