Poems

Rohan Buettel: ‘King Parrots’

King Parrots enthroned in high boughs                         although arrayed in finery                                                 they don’t behave like royalty                                                   foraging together                         scarlet and green companions in a family-run small business   each day visiting the back garden                         a local market of winter fruits and seeds                                                 to obtain supplies                                                   the couple breakfast on small white flowers                         of a garden shrub, edging precariously along the narrow canes   lunching at a favourite restaurant                         on winged samara of a Japanese maple                                                 taking fruit in claw, holding it up to feed                                                   unassuming, yet curious…

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