Posturing, posing, taking possession –
Of your spaces, of your senses –
Pompous popinjay bounce ‘n’ bob aggression, intimidation.
Vicious corvid nation’s screaming confrontation,
Action is reaction,
Aerial, balance and counter lamentation.
Not for an in-breath:
In your skies, in your ears:
Bibbed, tuckered harlequin lobbyists
Refusing to take no for an answer;
“An inch? Not enough,
A yard is better but we need more!”
Be-damned demands, threats and refusal’s echoes,
Dog-fight bluff and communication concentration.
Territorial gunfighter-time, serious dispute
Limits and boundaries to maintain, refute.
A military versus terrorist resolution matter.
Arrogant challenge, wing-tip spin, dodge and wheel.
“Do not back down, do not agree, don’t deal!”
Draw the thin air,
Breeding zone, feeding drone
Spiteful Valkyrie battle lines:
Risk the noise of black and white fines.
Aggressive, assertive we-have-rights ridge tile invaders;
Usurpers, hungry chancers, challengers, dividers.
Out for mischief, Out for kidnap, extortion,
The good of the tribe.
Cast your pirate council vote:
Dapper-democracy magpie parliament
Murder of crows
Before the courting magpie-monkeys
Ferried the dawn sun into the sky,
I hung my ear on a branch
Of the island dew-jam bush.
Hung it high so I would hear
Horizon-hidden good news breaking,
Your sigh-long sigh of relief,
Your big-beam smile.
In my small morning-walk
Part of the world
Water puddled in
The harsh tracks of
Invaders long gone
Reaches for the winter sun
With lips of ice.
Overnight the frost has
Made stiff cells of the earth,
Powdered the speartips
Of grass and salted
The shoulders of broad leaves
Into a single, silently screaming scrum.
In another, far-removed
Politicians squabble, chatter and
Greed over territory like
Opera villain magpies.
Can they be so unaware of the impact?
Why don’t they listen
To the falling?
Heed the fallen?
Is it too late?
Can we still rebuild the Dove Gate?
Use the Get out of Hell Card?
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