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Day 13 of napowrimo (very late) – Pigeon, you’re alright

18 Apr

Pigeon, you’re a bastard
With your noisy flappy flying
And your streams of white guano
But, I tell you pigeon – you’re alright

At Christmas, folk like robins
Not you weighing down their fence
(Although your mass is nominal
Or I don’t see how you’d never get in flight)

You’re the scourge of the twitcher
Waiting with binoculars
For the rare peppered peewit
When your grey, cooing arse hoves into sight

Although it might just be
That I identify with you
And your unregarded beauty
I have to tell you pigeon – you’re alright.


Pigeon poop day 8 of napowrimo

9 Apr

This was written in hospital while my wife was having an MRI scan. I asked my daughter to give me an idea to write something about; she gave me pigeon poop.

If only I could move about
If only I could shower
If only I did more than stand
Here from hour to hour

If only I had an umbrella
If only it would rain
If only I could find a way
To get rid of the stain

If only I could find a way
To keep them in their coop
I’d kill the birds and then I’d be
Free from pigeon poop