Bird poem by Sean T. Randolph (he’s my friend!).


Thoughts like ill-fitting socks


Many people write about birds

but not about birds’ thoughts.

I guess it doesn’t interest people


that all pigeons dream of living

in Paris, Texas and most penguins

prefer the look of mourning-men


to mailmen when given the choice.

When people write about birds

they often think only of themselves

wishing they could be birds.



(That’s Sean T. Randolph with his eyes all squinty from laughter, and that’s his girlfriend Hellen who is hilarious on Twitter. I took this photo in my kitchen over a year ago and both of them will say “shucks i look terrible!” when they see this, but GUYS, YOU LOOK GREAT. You look like life is funny. Which it is.)



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