Monday, 6 February 2017

A Winter Buffet

A bright winter day
and not a leaf left
on this skeleton 

tree teeming 
with sparrows
chirping and hopping

branch to branch 
waiting for the feeder
to be free of cardinals

juncos and jays 
bickering for seed
while on the ground

four doves
stroll in silence
feasting on spilled 

seed near the tree
where a fat squirrel 
sits with tail high 

in a question mark
ready to dive 
and scatter them all

Donal Mahoney 

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, US and has had poems published in Ancient Heart Magazine and other publications in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa 

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