Monday, June 19, 2017

The Stonepecker

The Stonepecker

The stonepecker is a rare bird. 
Only the metal ones survive
the harsh winters of Paris
clinging to limestone facades.

One expects that like
the woodpecker they peck
for food hidden in rotted stone. 

No, they eat gnats and lick
the stone for their
mineral supplements.

Sandy Kinnee

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