Is it possible that something this tiny can fly?

Yellow and green

With hollow bones to reduce weight

This feathered miracle ends his flight

Between the paws of an excited cat.

Braced for his thrill the meowing ogre

Starts to play with his prey but

Someone must thwart his lust


It is hard to wrench a greedy cat’s jaws open

Take out the motionless

Still breathing


Wet creature.


Holding a bird in gentle hands

Is wondrous,

Heat emanating from his feet

He rests

A little


Then he flies off to recover on the roof.



© HMH, 2023






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