Spring Fling


His bold proclamation of chip, chip, chip

potpourri against the honking and the quack

background tilts my head, intrigued.

Admiring that flash jacket, flames

against inky black.  He fooled me.

I made up casseroles and offered them

to this lonely male, spreading my artful

mix of seeds on golden turf to tempt.

And here’s a turn-up for the book,

his mate delayed, newly arrived

to renew their union.

He’s scouted the neighborhood, he knows

which cattails dance under a bird’s precise

weight.  And she’s like an extra

in his show, brown and speckled

weaving through his shadows

as they prepare the world

for the new generation.

Inspired by: Extra, Book, Renew, and Delayed and the red-winged blackbirds building a nest.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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