2017 Day 5 – Pigeon-toed

These hard-as-nails
City centre pigeons,
Missing toes,
Missing whole feet,
Keep going somehow,
Flap valiantly
Towards tourist bread,
Discarded burgers.
Their luckier pals
(Luckier, or better in a fight)
Have an eye for the ladies,
Strut, rainbowed ruffs glinting,
Tails spread like Poundstretcher peacocks,
Cooing persuasion.
It’s a crude courtship
But it seems to work –
Town’s full of pigeons.

 

Notes: today’s prompt was to write a poem about “a slice of the natural world that you have personally experienced and optimally, one that you have experienced often.”

 

 

Advertisements

2 responses

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s