Friday Fracas

A blue jay appeared in our tree
As mad and as loud as could be
He dove for the fence
His breakfast commenced
And traded his black seeds for tea!

A squirrel chased him out of his roost
Which gave my dull spirits a boost
One swiped with a paw
The other, a claw
The demons of Hades were loose!

Whoever emerges, these fights
Show clearly a victor, claims rights
With walnuts for one
Shared seeds from the sun
Fleur, maybe I’ll sleep well tonight.

While woodpeckers hang upside down
Chickadee and nuthatch abound
They flick brown and grey
And still to this day
Must listen and track by the sound.

F. H. Lee

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