Ode to the Quail (Part 1)


A covey
of
quail
tibble
across the road.

Their
short legs
barely
a blur
as they
try
to keep up
with
the forward motion
of their
roly-poly
bellies.

The dangling
dingle
feather
on their
forehead
is their
antennae -
tuned
into their own
alien bird
frequency...

dibbledobbledibbledobble....