851 Not a Bull, not a Bear, but a Bird Market 8-8-19

A confidgity convocation of Carolina Cardinals
converged on the feeders in my back yard,
co-mingleing with Thrasher, Finch, Blue Jay and Chickadee.
They communally bathe in the concrete bird bath,
as as a stone-face-Buddha sits serene at its base.
They peck-stab suet blocks, excavating chunks of fat and grain chips.
They beak-snatch black-oil-sunflower seeds from Droll Yankee Feeders.
In a green flash flight, hummingbirds fight
at the red-bulb-sugar-water-trough, while sucking a drink,
ducking that greedy ruby-throated hog
who has claimed ALL OF IT as his own.
Wall Street has nothing on this feeding-frenzy-flock.
I’ve watched the screaming traders squabble on the Stock Exchange floor,
stretching like hungry chicks for a share
of Caterpillar or a thousand of Conoco Oil.
The birds are better at it.
Not bird has chirped his last
in a grab for a share of Apple, split two ways.
I’ve never seen a flock of Wrens
haul a dying Bunting off the floor
as his heart beats its last,
while Mourning Doves wait on the side-lines,
avaiary morticians,
Vultures floating in the up-draft.

These busy birds, all business,
have commerce well in wing.

About Ken Greenman

Married and Happy. Retired and busy. Living in NC. 71 and counting. December 12, 2020 and it's 72! ... I would love some written comments, critiques, adulation or kind suggestions.... If you have the time and or inclination, please feel free! Not in fear but by faith. We will see. See you later! If you ever want to talk for real, email me and I will send you my cell number.... I am enjoying this!
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