His Enemy

He comes every morning to fight his foe.

I hear the tap, tap, tapping on the window.

I know it is he, doing battle bravely.

He fights his reflection

because he does not know himself.

He is his own enemy.

 

flow is low

(This post is to honor those innocent  people who were needlessly killed at my alma mater, UNCC.)

The Bluebird Emergency

Creatures let you know when you have screwed up.

The bunnies throw their metal pan if their breakfast is late.

Hummingbirds buzz my head when the feeder is empty.

But this was my first scolding by a bluebird.

It started by his looking in the windows while I was cooking.

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He was very vocal as he fluttered around the windows.

At first, I thought he was talking to his reflection.

But he followed me across the front of the house.

He repeatedly flew from the windows to the deck railing and back.

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It finally dawned on me that the bluebird house attached to the deck pole just below where he kept landing had fallen apart over the winter.

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I found a different house and got out the ladder to pop it up in the old house’s place.

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I waited. The scolding continued.

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It did not want a new house, it wanted its old orange house.

The one that had fallen apart.

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Out came the hammer and nails. The ladder was dragged back out.

Up goes the newly reconstructed old orange house.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird are pleased.

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I don’t appreciate being bossed around by a bird.

 

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