Myna Bird / Alien Import ( Poem )

Myna Bird Alien Import

A myna bird ran along the bamboo restaurant railing

Head up, chest out, tail feathers down

It lifted its’ legs and feet with the gait of a harness pony

And charged towards the finish line

The sweepstake prize

A woven basket with the lecturer’s

Golden-crusted scones

In Papeete, Tahiti.

Peter Crawford, of the BBC “Nomads of The Wind”

Waves the winner off in protest.


It’s an alien import to Polynesia.

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