The woodpeckers

Lately look

Delectably fleshy

Have I done them

A disservice

By buying a special feeder

Filled with suet and seeds?

When once small and thin

They sport bellies

Fluffing their striped feathers

Tossing their red heads

Lording it over a feeder

That allows for long tail feathers

Will they attract large predators

Or am I the one to be feared?

My appetites have changed

A vegetarian diet no longer suffices

I find myself enticed by the yard bullies

Fighting the feeling

Of what a (yummy)

Plump and juicy

Woodpecker would taste like

Melting on my starving tongue…


© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Woodpecker on my feeder



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