The Spice`Girls

Delilah Smith

Delilah Smith

The bald eagle
circling overhead
has been at it an hour
Once he moved to the south
then he returned again
in wide lazy circles
his eye on me

Or rather them
It was moving day
for the four Spice`Girls
leaving their sheltered cage
in the garden`shed for
the condominium
a view of the sea

Freshly painted
with new tile floor
the four spring chicks
were ready for the big time
a run to get out kinks
penthouse shelter
roosts included

So we welcome
Ginger & Cayenne
Cinnamon & Nutmeg
into our Life on the Farm
even as the bald eagle
circles and circles
high over`head

“I experience poems with pleasure: whether I understand
them or not I’m not quite sure.” ~ John Ashbery


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to The Spice`Girls

  1. too clever – but perfectly delightful


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