2021 American Place Bird Song New Mexico Poems

Eagle’s Nest

Grackles and Crows
Cackle and call
Filling the morning with their chatter
Does it matter that I’m here?
Not to them, they do not care
About the comings and going of this

They don’t plan
Except for their next
Or where to nest
for their love

And when the crows
Do interfere
These Grackles
Chase them out of here
Then go back to minding
Not a thing
About me
Who listens most intently
To the songs
And calls
Of all things

From the prairie dogs bark
To the red-winged black bird
And the horned lark

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.

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