Dan MacIsaac

 

 

Catbird

 

Dumtella carolinensis

 

Gray pretender

samples beats

 

from spring peepers

and circus jays.

 

Coy poacher

salts its song

 

with crow ratchets

and blackbird rasps.

 

Droll plagiarist

cribs calls

 

from silken oriole

and spring bobolink,

 

even thieving

the wildcat’s

 

wounded mew.

 

 

 

 

Dan MacIsaac writes from Vancouver Island. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including Magma, Avis and Agenda, and is forthcoming in Stand.  Brick Books published his debut collection Cries from the Ark in September 2017.  His writer website is danmacisaac.com. 

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