Of Pigeons and Sparrows and Attitudes
A pigeon looked in at me today
His unblinking eye caught mine
“I am on this sill to stay,
As I like this spot just fine.”
He settled himself right down
Preened his feathers with pride
“I’m the one who owns this town
Don’t try shoving a pigeon aside.”
I glared and waved and he replied, “Coo, coo.
Which led me to scare him off with a hearty SHOO!
A sparrow alit upon my windowsill
Shyly pecked at the glass, ever so polite
I made sure to feed him his fill
Finding his presence a welcome sight
He warbled for me, eliciting my “you’re too cute”
I planned right then and there
To buy some seeds, and some suet
For this friendly dear.
Struts and attitudes are just plain rude.
While a friendly peck does not intrude.