• 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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