nature, Tanka

parallel community

parallel community

brown flits across path
hedge sparrow on an errand
black-capped chickadee
flips pine-tree acrobatics
instant later disappears

starlings group frantic
lift and land in unison
as if organized
by a choreographer
while I stay on the outside

living parallel
to seagulls, robins, flickers
watch them from below
I’m nonentity in their
rarified community

© 2011 by Violet Nesdoly


This is poem is written and presented for the Tweetspeak prompt “Look Up, (and Don’t Blush)” which challenges: “Could you find a poem by looking up? If so, post your link on our Facebook Wall by Wednesday, November 16th, for links and possible feature here, at The High Calling, or at Every Day Poems.

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