lovebird morning

the ululation
screeching from the meadow
in the darkness of pre-morning
is a courtship dance

lapwings in love

for a moment I thought
fire alarm
an ambulance
the nightmare from my childhood
with the aliens in it


it’s the sound of plover poetry
read with yellow beaks
and spur wings


o sensual
o love-song
scream it loud
while circling above the paddock

while walking on the ground

around the cattle

while stalking
suited like an undertaker


a scream in still-dark morning
but shush you
don’t disturb
the lovebirds



© Frank Prem. 2009

Daily Prompt: Nightmare

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