Bird Cherry Tree

15 May
under the tail squeezed it out
the bird sowed the seed in flight
hit the stone statue splashed white
the rain swept the dot to earth
to the grass between the blades
near the dry sand walking path
into wet soil dug by worms
down yellow-green baby root
drinking the dirty water
rounding back pushing to sun
sticking the bird cherry tree
to stand narrow greening leaves
sprays of flowers and red fruit
the feathered claws eat and poop

2.1 10/8
© Brian Peter Hodgkinson    
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