Sunday, April 19, 2009

NaPoWriMo #19

NaPoWriMo #19

still uphill..


a man feeds pigeons under the hot sun
the birds homing in from the eaves
and parapets of the apartment blocks
red feet waddling heads bobbing
beaks pecking at grains of corn and rice
on the concrete floor of the apron
while passers-by walk past with bags
of groceries from the supermarkets
perhaps making a mental note to
complain to the town council later
about a man feeding pigeons at
such and such a block around noon
a stray cat watches from the shade
of the corner of a pillar, head on paws
too lazy to move in the heat.

live and let live.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2009

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