Ignorance is bliss

a windless day
the birds are enjoying
chorus in the rapture
of spring
chasing feats of
aerial skill
the younger, smaller ones
hedge the commotion
with quiet anxiety
choosing mates most likely
I am ignorant
of their social functions

it is clear, however,
that their rhythmic trillings
are not mere song
but alerts and warnings
as males to other males
approaching territorial claim,
and so forth

to my ears
it’s as romantic as the tender pangs
of courtship

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.


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