Of a Feather

by Michael Dylan Welch, Alan S. Bridges, and Brad Bennett

First published in Mariposa #46, Spring–Summer 2022, page, 30. Originally written via Zoom on 14 May 2020.

an unknown bird

pecks now and then

at a pine candle Michael

the gravelly chick-burr

of a scarlet tanager Alan

neighborhood walk . . .

the same mockingbird

on the same tree Brad

a curious wren

flits from the cactus Michael

conservation land—

pileated woodpeckers

ring the red oak Alan

nobody on the back nine

circling hawk Brad