Birds on Campus

Birds on Campus
by Paul J. Willis

Mourning doves repeat themselves.
   No end of loss,
       no end of loss.

Corvus on a black Corvette.
   There never yet
       was a car named Crow.

Juncos spread across the lawn.
   Linebackers shifting
       position before the snap.

Acorn woodpeckers knock out
   little redwood rooms.
       Habitat for acornity.

Scrub jay.
   What can I say?
       What can I say?

—from Getting to Gardisky Lake