Danielle Hanson

Puddle Bird

This bird is splashing in a puddle
but the puddle is in mid-air, hovering
hummingbird like
over the street,
bird feet
dangling beneath it.
And though it is unclear
what is holding
the puddle up, the puddle
is clearly holding up the bird.
The bird must become a duck
and the birds on the ground
who refuse to use
sky-bound puddles must duck
as the puddle drifts by.


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