Monday, 22 August 2011

   The Bird With The Missing Foot

We spotted him on the wall
posing too perfectly
too unpreturbed

Even for one used to the crowds
who flocked around the sea-front Wimpy
idling away their time
throwing crumbs.

Even he who desired such treats
would surely have backed away
from the snap, flash, snap
of an otherwise empty handed spectator

An observer?  A fan?
Or just someone after an angle,
a shot
which captured so much
but failed to reveal the truth
of what he lacked.

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