Who’s In Charge Here?

Written for:  Miz Quickly - Day 15

A bird. One PARTICULAR bird

It could be the woodpecker that works on your siding. Or Woody Woodpecker.

A Harpy?

A fictional budgie belonging to a fictional character (or real/real, real/fictional, fictional/real).

First person?

First bird?

Who are all you
freeloaders?  My
family was here
first.  It is 
a well-known fact
that Bluejays rule
here.  Maybe you
finches can carry 
a tune–bit an 
inherent trait
for us.  You'd
best move your
chorus to another
tree.  And you,
sparrows, same
rule applies.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to Who’s In Charge Here?

  1. VJ Knutson says:

    Fun. Those birds have such attitude!


  2. -Eugi ☕️ says:

    Delightful piece. Birds with a “tude”!


  3. Lisa says:

    Just the attitude of the jays! I have scrub jays, and they’ve been “torturing” the puppy!


  4. Jules says:

    At my feeders, sometimes the black birds can be bossy. I let them have a turn, and then chaise them away so the smaller birds get turns. Quite a few smaller birds are good at sharing. 🙂


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