for the birds

those crackers we scattered
the last time you were here
don’t seem to be attracting
any birds. I heard some singing
today but somehow they managed
to resist the allure of this
Italian herb spelt goodness.
or not so much, as all the humans
upon whom I tried to force them
have not been particularly interested
either. either the birds
have much better taste
than we anticipated, or
the word hasn’t gotten out yet
about the bonanza of free food
on my terrace. now it’s rained
and I’m left with a big soggy mess
to clean up.

oh, well. it was worth
a try. hopefully this experiment
between us won’t also
end up being unfit
even for the birds.

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R. Brookes McKenzie

what fresh hell is this

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