Saturday, June 23, 2012


A grackle combs the creek
picking food out with it's beak
the iridescent blue-green head
is shimmering and sleek

until it starts to spread
ebon wings to fly instead
to somewhere with a bit more fare
than this old lumpy bed

and as it lifts into the air
searching, searching everywhere
I wish it luck in finding peace
and long to meet it there.


Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


I expect the next place to find the grackle, might be sitting on top of the traffic lights. Huddled together and making so much noise!!!
I especially remember them from my time visitng Austin, Texas..


rch said...

Yes they can be quite noisy but so colorful, thanks for stopping by.