Lines Composed Outside the Museum of Natural History

 

They’re not as cautious as other birds,

these passerines along Central Park West

hopping between hillocks of cobbled stone

or perched on the shoulder of the park wall,

not as patient as country birds who eat alone,

who don’t contend with pigeons or waterfowl,

nor shake exhaust fumes from their feathered coats.

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