Bird Watchers :: Marilyn Buck

Bird Watchers

Marilyn Buck

Francine, elegant, headwrapped
willowy firm on cinnamon legs
leans toward Nancy
frayed blonde rope of a woman
bleached on the back of Harleys
     and crystal meth
two keen bird watchers
they chat
while feeding purloined delectables
to plump Canadian geese
contented vacationers

once the geese fly North or South
Francine and Nancy
no longer speak

This poem is also read by disability rights activist Jean Stewart on Marilyn’s poetry CD Wild Poppies, produced in 2004 by Freedom Archives and available from – click here for more details.

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