Monday, October 24, 2011

The European Starling

Interesting fact: a flock of starlings is commonly referred to as a starling moot.

European Starlings are pests:
pushy-invasive-meddlesome gossips—
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.

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