Bird Man


We see a slim man
in a light blue shirt
tucked into
pressed black trousers.
He could be a minister.

He throws small cubes
of bread for the pigeons.
Throws the bread
over a chain-link fence
and the birds fly over
his head
and he does not duck.
After the bread is gone,
he walks away,
his hands clasped
behind his back.
Like children
the birds follow him
to the end of the path
where the path
meets the road.
This man and his birds.

Perhaps this is his church.

{Written on 9 July 2015}

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