Working-Class Bird

Black capped chickadee on mossy tree trunk


The chickadee peeks

From underneath his low little cap

Tucks in his chin;

Tutting at the cracks in the sidewalk

He trips along

And wonders how

He ended up on the rough side of town


Poem by Alison Goodhew

Alison Goodhew is a writer and bird watcher living in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she is studying computer programming. Her work has most recently appeared in NILVX magazine.