Wednesday, October 7, 2015

list of birds


add california towhee
to the list of birds
wild and domesticated
that i've held
in my hands

turkey
raven
mourning dove
chicken
duck
vireo
bullock's oriole
guinea fowl
american robin
anna's hummingbird
pigeon
house finch
spotted towhee
western bluebird
sparrow
oak titmouse

each feathered body
vibrant with the energy
only flight resonates
palpable
lingering 
even in those
that have long since lost
the ability to fly
something still soars