Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

The Cattle Egret - Poem by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

he struts across
the plaza parking lot
like he was mr. universe
proud as hell to
be the cattle egret
that he is

his appearance is
flawless except for
the perpetual grease spots
on his back from slipping
under parked cars looking
for bugs and lizards to eat

this is his fourth winter here
and i feel compelled to
name him something
charlie seems to suit him
though he won't to this day
answer to anything he's called

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  • (11/20/2005 9:13:00 AM)

    Nice touch!

    Your egret
    Has no regret
    He'll take life as it comes
    Grease spots, and then some
    Shows how nature does adapt
    When given scraps we throw out
    Endangered. No not here
    This egret has no fear.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 19, 2005

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