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Life Arts    H4'ed 6/13/17

Poem: "We, the birds in the field"

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We, the birds in the field

A bird flies up from the tall grass when I enter the field.
Somewhere deep in that wild place
Is a nest, I wanted to say "concealed" for the hidden rhyme
But the image is the important thing:

Me, barefoot. Bird, flying up.
Even if I were a predator
I would not be able to find her nest.
But I don't need to find its exact location

Any more than I need to worry about rhyming.
This is a poem about a bird's desperation
As the tractor mows closer and closer.
The farmer and I have agreed

To save one. Go around.
That is how I mow the stone circle
Where there are groups of wild daisies.
I spare a few.

The rest are sacrificed.
It's not easy to be me
Because I know that nature is sentient.
And I know that everything wants to live.

It's that tractor that bothers me
If you follow.
As it gets closer and closer,
I fly up.

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