Bird haiku

Birds are a favourite muse of mine. I find that when you have Australian birds around, it’s very hard to be pretentious and precious. They’re a great leveller – particularly cockatoos.

Kookaburra peals

open the morning like a

broadsheet newspaper

 

A serious bird

arrogant, papercut red

shits on the windscreen

 

A whistle. She turns.

Workmen? A Romeo? Blush.

Alas, a whip bird.

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