Scrapping

Sparrows

They squabble like humans,
these sparrows tussling over
fallen seeds under my feeder.
Silly birds! They can’t comprehend
a big bag of feed in my garage

poured out fresh daily,
Food for all, yet they threaten
and buffet each other;
little warlords disputing division,
eyes fixed on the last crust,
while fresh loaves brown in the oven.

As if there’ll never be enough,
as if each one must have it all
or starve. Or do they simply enjoy
scrapping? So much like people!

3 thoughts on “Scrapping

  1. so much like people indeed…

    and as people – I guess sometimes we need to be reminded – like we really forget about the big ol bag of seeds – and maybe feel fear when the feeder is low and we are still hungry

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