July 27

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Bird Song #2

Passerine birds have
perching feet, all songbirds

are passerines–
I was unsure at first,

feeling more a tinamou,
penguin, or skua

in worst moods,
but having lit

upon this branch
and begun to sing,

I would now need a beak
to hide this grin,

even in flight
I am calling, look, look

just what the years
have taught me after all,

three toes forward
one toe back–

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