close encounters of the birdkind

note: There was a carnival/festival going on in my area, so one of the attractions was to pay $3 and stand in a cage full of parakeets with a bird treat. It was a phenomenal experience and probably one of the coolest things I’ve had the chance to do.

*photo from Google images

1)
clanging
of the
magnetic
doorway
into
branches
with
parakeets
perched &
ready to fly

2)
landed,
lined up
picking either at
the tilted stick
or my arm,
setting a
foot
down
to get a
leg up
on the
flock

3)
as a tennis ball
with wings
climbs the
strands
of my hair
looking for/
confused by
what could be
the residual dust
from two birds
the color
of sky &
clouds

-Jamie Gist
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Author: Jamie Gist

I'm an aspiring writer, so I use my blog as a way to practice and showcase some of my work. Feel free to follow, comment, and/or give feedback; I don't bite.

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