Birds, by Heidi Rabenau


perched on the branch

above my head

My ears listen out for their

cheerful chirps


Fat geese

with black beaks

hiss at my heels

nudging for crumbs

numbing my mind

to the blissful music

I was waiting for.


Velvety ducks

with shimmering backs

quack on the pond

responding to their

feathered friends.


The bench I was looking

for to rest

had remains of a pigeon’s

nest and the grass

served the geese

more than me.


The cafe didn’t serve


with cheese and scones

so I sat there

in peace at last.


Copyright the author and first published by Friends of Rowntree Park 2015.


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