4 things about pigeons.
That the one who sits in the flower boxes
Off Michelle street
Is named Fernando,
And prefers toast crusts to bagel crumbs
(Unless it’s raining out).
That the cluster around my bus stop
Has a book club every Tuesday.
They munch ground coffee and read lines of Frankenstein
Until they must catch the train home.
That the one who pecked at my foot Sunday morning
Was asking me to share my blueberry muffin.
I wasn’t going to finish it anyway.
That there are a million people in this city,
And I am one of the masses,
On the train, on the bus, in the traffic.
I prefer to share my company
With some charcoal doves
And a packet of French fries.
J. L Von Ende is a 17-year-old from Virginia.