“What Birds Know” by L. K. Thayer

Photo by VC Ferry

Photo by VC Ferry

I think they have it over us
I think they know more
than they’re letting on
those birds
they have it all figured out
I just know it

I see how they look at us
how they look


and gossip and feel
sorry for us
they couldn’t care
if we just washed
our car

they know we envy
and their fancy frocks
and feathers
ruffling their plumage
and strutting their stuff

they see how we
fly off the handle

they know our lives
are tough

they don’t envy us

L. K. Thayer

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