THE TRANSACTION

the daily mix of seed and mash deposited

inside your wire enclosure

fenced to keep the cat out not you in

 

click and chirrup as you circle

quizzical as I mimic you

 

in the scramble for the feed

you walk over my feet

eyes targeting the largest corn amongst the seed

a sudden dart extracts that morsel with precision

the focus of your greed

 

I reach into the nest

a perfect bowl lined with lilac feathers

and collect two pale blue eggs

to complete the exchange

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