New Year’s day

A group of sparrows
celebrating the new year
playing tag hopping
from one branch to another

The sun is streaming
on this brand new day
and away off I hear
crows cawing

but the sparrows
deep into their game
are oblivious to all else
and life is short :

in the scheme of things
these birds are lightweights
like angels they come and go
their good work barely noticed

John Lyons

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