• Gary Hunter

Of Fate and Feathers - June 12, 2021

at her house she watches

two doves in love

pamper a nestling

at mine I see

a pair of males

compete for a bride


hers do a

bob and coo

a beak of food

a scan for danger


mine a peck and

shoulder bump

cut off landings

aerial pursuits


this morning a rat

climbs her tree

here a courtship

is decided


both leave conclusive evidence


feathers in the wind

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