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Pecking Order

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Pecking Order

Three black birds
Feeding on my lawn
Display their different characters.

Rook is king
With murderous bill,
Strutting, marking out his manor.

Comical
Jackdaw hops about –
The cheeky chimney chatterer.

Never yet
Intimidated
By the threat of advancing rook.

He quickly
Steals the stale bread crust,
Braving the rook’s road-breaking beak.

Respectful
Blackbird waits his turn,
Golden monocled eye, watching,

With patience,
Diligence, he waits,
Then swoops to gather up the crumbs.

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