Spring Morning Birds
Urban roosters herald a new day,
escaped again from their enclosure
to feast in the overgrown yard next door.
They compete with the tiny Carolina Wren for volume,
their music discordant and distracting,
winning the contest for annoyance.
later I will chase them out from under my car,
while the crows call each other impatiently
and the woodpecker fruitlessly hammers on someone’s metal roof.
When the Canada geese pass overhead,
they dominate the feathered orchestra
trumpeting their arrival in a rising and falling crescendo,
to end the Get Out of Bed symphony.