Daylight Rooster


That bird has no dignity,

Cry like cholicked clearing of cracked throat

Voice straining against pitiful sound

Ducking dumbly at dirt

Sat stunned stupid on a stump.


Fumbling tufts of upturned feathers

No good fat for fine feasting

Paltry poultry purposeless pecking

Works weighted head with wonky wobbles,

Dumb bird cries like life depends on it.


Bumbled belting that brainless brackish bray

Like it has the only sound on earth

Daft dickering over dump

No more use than fertilizer