dead baby bird in a parking lot


in the parking lot like
a pile of garbage
there lies the baby bird
who fell from his nest
gruesomly reposed
permanently although
you only see him on
your ways in


and you note “oh, poor
thing is still there”

but he’s been there every
aching moment
getting ground by feet
and wheel and
turning slowly into dust
getting eaten by bacteria

he won’t move unless
something moves him

invisible in plain sight
no one wants
his unfortunate
on them

and the bacteria add
to the illusion
that every aching moment
doesn’t ache at all
and that things just

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