Birds in the Pine

black bird wing beats 

an oscillating fan whoosh overhead

twisting, the formation alights 

high in the pines

chirps mingle

with pine cone picking

imitating the tinkle 

of tiny snapping icicles,

or miniature wind chimes

the flock clears a tree

then moves on

with military precision and discipline

the birds will carry those seeds for miles

carrying them across rivers and mountains

they will deposit them in distant fields

on verdant hillsides

and, in all probability, 

on the shoulder of my new shirt

those birds are stooges,

unwitting pawns,

and I am the thing shat upon by the unwitting pawns

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About B Gourley

Bernie Gourley is a writer living in Bangalore, India. He is currently writing his first novel entitled CHASING DEMONS. He is a martial artist, yogi, and world traveler.
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