Sunday, 4 November 2012

New York Sparrows

As some of you may know, Joanna and I got caught in NYC last week as Sandy approached - which was a bit of a pain...! Anyway, whilst walking out and about, I began to notice the sparrows (I think they were sparrows, anyway) and how close they would let you get to them. Not at all like the skittish things in my garden; they had a proper NYC swagger about them! I wrote a little ditty for them:

New York sparrows
work in packs
scavenging pretzels
and pulled-pork wraps,
fat little bulldog-birds
cleaning up the streets,
swooping with a swagger
right between the
tourists’ feet.

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