Cement Birds On the Birdbath
They cannot fly south for the winter.Skip to next paragraph
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Instead, they must stand here frozen
through every weather report,
not needing to worry
about nesting in the cat's mouth
or consider plans he may be hatching.
Maybe the rain
for a comfort
will smooth their feathers enough.
catching their reflections
dancing among live sparrows,
they will not even dream of flight.