Pigeon Talk:

A few thoughts about peace

Pigeon Talk- an art work by T Newfields
Basically birds of a feather flock together:
doves talk to doves
hawks talk to hawks

What I'd luv ta see
is more cross-feathered communication

More folks need to listen to other species
without flying into a rage

We need to protect our roost
without turning chicken
but also recognise
the world is a vast henhouse
not a narrow cage

Alas –
most humans are too bird-brained
& despite pecks and coos
ruffling feathers is mainly what we do.

Can we soar higher
than than cranes in flight,
or must we remain grounded
as kakapos at night?