Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pious Pigeons

image borrowed from bing.

Pious Pigeons

Pious pigeons
gather gregariously
on rooftops,
on wires,
on parapets—

where no finches
or wild parakeets were allowed;
on alert,
for hawks and crows.

Squinting hard at them,
one marvels at their acooostics,
embracing the kaleidoscopic
lid light show,

as the city’s great buildings,
tall and dense,
stand shoulder to shoulder
like brick toadstools.

Glenn Buttkus

April 2012

Posted over at G-Man's Flash 55

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Jannie Funster said...


Jannie Funster said...

That is one fat-ass pigeon!! Must be eatin good in the NYNY nayberhood. :)

brick toadstools -- awesome!!


Anonymous said...

Just like certain judges and "justices", piously pigeonholed by brick but dense laws and toady (self-serving) politicians

Anonymous said...

piously pigeonholed by brick but dense laws and toady (self-serving) politicians...

...that prop them (the judges) up on top of the world...

Anonymous said...

"acooostics" ... Too cute. :)

Brian Miller said...

def some fun lines in this sir...the scooostics is a def hit...i like shawnas commentary as well...pigeons living to eat and shit on hate to drag the pigeons down as low as politicians though...

Nara Malone said...

That's a properly pious looking pigeon. :)I think I'd be banned with the finches and parakeets. Love "acooostics"

G-Man said...

The Urban Forrest....
With Ceeement Trees and Asphalt Fields.
Most excellent 55 Glenn
You Da Man!!!
Thanks for playing, thanks for always bringing a touch of class to the Friday Funfest, have a Kick Ass Week-End

PattiKen said...

I love this! Bravo.