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.)