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  • Gary Hunter

If He's a She - Nove. 16, 2022

five blackbirds

on a leafless branch

one sits apart

from the others

that one may have

a real story

and the together four

I bet they know their place

accept their blackbird role

play the bird game well

proper partners

with expected children

maybe our friend perched alone

is a blackbird in name only

sees himself as any bird

or envisions he’s no bird

perhaps dreams

he’s got two legs

and roams this earth

sprouts wings in moonlight

and heads to the stars

or it just might be

he’s a she with four suitors

and none of them

fit the bill

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