Almost Inside

Wild turkey waiting
outside this downtown cafe
followed a small child…

Wild turkey waiting
outside this downtown cafe
followed a small child
almost inside, so we ask-
young tom- do you think us tame?

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True but strange, of the wild turkeys in the park near our house, there is one that loves children. I mean Loves them; he lets them pet, feed, and HUG him (!!)

The child whom turkey is most attached too, a toddler, is pushed in one of those loud, bright yellow  wheeled plastic toys down the sidewalk. The parents swear that it is the loud wheely toy that draws the turkey.  And so, when they begin their walk to town some mornings, turkey appears from the brush, and lines up in tow behind them all, all the way to cafe. We’re talking- a half mile away. I didn’t want to name the cafe in my poem but it is one of those big tacky coffee chain places common in most large urban centers, making it even stranger of course. 😉

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Author: tara linda

Musician, performer, poet, jewelry maker

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