Thursday, 11 April 2013

10. Pigeon

Do you believe that rainbows
are made of
crocheted birdseed
planted in the sky 
to help pigeons transition
from crappy sky rat
to dappled grey angel?

God must prefer
those rumpled beasts,
cloud-pecking like
sewing machines,
than a thousand
ruffle-feathered doves
carping about this sky.

It turns out heaven doesn't have half
the gravity that makes flying a ball.

It turns out heaven's in space.

The doves are pissed to be
chosen swoopers
in a land that is nothing
but weightlessness,
pissed to see folks in the clouds.

The pigeons are busy
in heaven
eating kitkats and laughing
about pavements
in space.

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