"My Resident Cardinal"


(February 4, 2020)

resident Cardinal *

gent drops by just-filled bird bath

for a quick sip – no tip!

*(In splendiferous scarlet robes he cocked a head and eyed my reading form but five feet away and wondered why – possibly, so to anthropomorphize – why I left two small and three large leaves in the newly filled bar and shower. When you run a free filling station and bath-house you must expect such criticisms, meant, I am sure, in the best sense of a loyal patronage. Wonder where his “old lady” was, though.)

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