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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Michael's Chronicles: Flat Birds

Michael Thiele is a woodsmith who makes musical instruments and playable furniture. He spends most of his life either in the shop or out on the road buying wood and selling his work at craft shows. In recent years, his travels have begun to inspire his own writing, so he sends me his thoughts.

Flat Birds

I’ve seen you in the air
Flapping the wings
And acting real cool
You make it look easy

I’ve heard the chirpaderp
Folks are enchanted
By your songs
I’m pretty neutral
On that one
Got any real words?

And the nesting thing
All those stolen twigs
You think you’re the only 
What about the Indians?

So let’s get down to business
Howdja let that car hit you?
Cars can’t fly
How did you manage that?

It’s OK though
When bird lovers 
Mention your species
That will be an easy one…..

Flat birds 

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