Wednesday, August 12, 2015

21st Anniversary Poem for Tracy

Night Parrot Privacy

            for Tracy

They say if enough are found
we might be able to take
a look — imagine
how much they'd be worth
to a thief! a scientist conjectures.

Scientist: networked being
of authority, autonomous
from the non-scientist.

But the excitement of the small
live bird in the hand, he says.
The dusk-into-night shrill flights,
the bowers on ranging land,
a giant cattle spread.

Secret location — weirding
form of bio-security,
memory refound but lost
to the grooves worn by cattle,
the privations of science

& the business
of survival.


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