Joey, “The Pelican,” Marvin, “The Mooch” & Seagull Monologues


Look at me, Joey
I can’t believe
That, you’re still sore

OK, I did take your stash
But, I really didn’t
Mean anything by it

Don’t be such a square, Joey
Forgive and forget
Live and let live
Let bygones by bygones
I always say

Let me take a peek
Raise your beak
Just once for me
Come on–be a pal!

–Image/Frank Abbott Photography–


duck butts

Wiggly, Jiggly
Pointy, feathery
Butts up
Beaks down
By the dozens

Watched by
Watch ducks
And a few
Duck nuts

Duck butts
Duck butts
Bring out
All the
Duck nuts

Duck nuts
Duck nuts
You make
Me scream
Keep it clean

Duck butts
Duck butts
Wiggly, jiggly
Pointy, feathery
Little tiny
Duck butts

Duck yucks
Duck yucks
Shut up
All you
Duck nuts!

–Image/Frank Abbott Photography–

BLUE HERON BLUES (Gladys, Please Come Back!)

Blue Heron mating dance, turned Fifties Doo-Wop…

BirdwalkGladys, please come back!
Whatever it was, I didn’t mean it!
My heart beats for only you
Nobody does the things you do

I’ll walk the line forever
Even, till the end of time
If that’s what it takes
To make you mine, all mine

My dearest darling, can’t you see
I was meant for you, and you for me?
I should have told you, so many things
I long to hold you, in these empty wings

 Because, I’m so in love, I can’t forget
The serpentine curve of your slender neck
Your straw-colored legs, like graceful sticks
Beautiful feathers, lovely pointed beak
The cacophonic symphony, when you speak

–Photo by Craig Roberts–