The Cuckoo’s Nest

Sorry we

Can’t pretend

To be perfect birds

Sorry we

Can’t perform

Like show pigeons

Sorry we

Can’t coo soft

Like innocent doves

Sorry we

Are being noisy

Like a murder of crows

Sorry we

Are vultures that

Circled you overhead

Sorry we

Are kingpins who

Never bite off the bait

Sorry we

Are not flightless

Nor any foolish emus

Sorry we

Are clever ravens

Adroit as writing desk

Sorry we

Hate being caged

As owls, we gotta fly

Sorry we

Aren’t pets to sit

And stay at your will

Sorry we

Are humans that

Won’t leave your nest

Sorry we

Can’t take orders

From a birdbrained pest.


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