Impression While Walking, Trash Day and Busy Birds, 2/21/2017
Posted February 23, 2017on:
A red picnic umbrella
A twin size mattress
The stick of a worn out spongy mop
I’m walking and it’s trash day.
Mourning dove sorrows are called out from a tree and sympathetically answered in another and then a third.
A woodpecker bangs her head like a machine gun. There’s nature’s magic in action. I read once that their rolled up measuring tape tongues make a cushion for their brains.
People come in and out of their houses to put out the trash, pick up the paper, walk their dogs.
I’m glad that people read the paper.
The community of birds are rambunctious everywhere to get things done before the weather gets cold again. They can’t believe their luck for it to be so warm this early in the year.
A sun bleached formerly orange toy wheel barrel
A piece of broken lattice
Boxes for speakers, food, and vacuum cleaners
There’s the woodpecker again, knocking her brains out.
She took a rest, but like the others, she needs to make hay while the sun shines.
Her interjections this time are answered, in a miraculously identical precision of interval and rhythm, by a jackhammer far off in another direction.
I’m sitting on a curb in front of a family home. One just came out and went right back in again. What is that lady doing there?
She is recording a ditty about some trash she saw, and the neighborhood’s busy birds.
IMPRESSIONS WHILE WALKING
Taking walks, noticing the world around me, and writing down what I see
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