Jerry Ratch

Rookie (August 9,1944 / Chicago, IL)

Dawn

Fat robins are chirping –
loudly – at 4 a.m.
They’re trying to delude
the worms into thinking it’s
dawn already

The worms get up underground
They’re grumpy, they
bump into things
They come up to the surface

and Wham! That’s it
Another day begins

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