poetry by j matthew waters

theory of the birds

all the birds took a break for a day
boycotting the streams & the baths
downtown sidewalks & window ledges
unmistakably absent from the airwaves
instead quietly tucked away for some
twenty-four hours
collectively testing the theory that these
so-called humans
have ceased paying attention

october two thousand twenty
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2 thoughts on “theory of the birds

  1. Really good and poignant for current times, John. Love your writing.

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