Saturday, December 12, 2020


Backyard Racket

Clatter and croak
how does so much noise
come from one small patch
of bamboo?

River cane, they call it
a fine privacy fence for the neighbors
and us.

Shoots coming up everywhere each spring
home to 10,000 fishing poles
if need be
and right now
some 50 grackles
settling in with their nightly
gossip and disagreement

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