European Starlings are pests:
you should hear the things they say about you.
Robins tend to frame the story in soft-focus,
generous renditions, almost melodious. But
starlings see things in a different light.
They saw the whole thing, heard every word.
When they retell the story you come off clumsy at best,
the adjectives they use make me blush.
I don't listen to starlings often,
but they are songbirds too,
and today they sound beautiful.