The Bird Man
prompt words in red
Yesterday at the Cheston Art Exhibit,
a stunning canvas caught my eye.
Such an adroit use of color and light.
A man, gruff in appearance,
hat low upon his brow.
His nose, red, perhaps
a vestige of a previous night’s excess.
One hand reached to tug
his parka closed,
the other cupped
a tiny sparrow,
shivering in his palm.
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