OffAtlantic AvenueinBrooklyn. On a hot summer day, a block away fromBrooklynHeights, several birds sought food. The passerby threw them a few crumbs. They eagerly ate up. A bird was dragging his foot. He had a hard time getting to the food. The passerby threw more breadcrumbs on the sidewalk. The bird limped painfully to eat. Another bird fought him for possession of the crumbs. His foot was hurt, though not as bad as the first bird’s. The passerby emptied her plastic bag. Not too many crumbs left, she told the birds. I am sorry.


One Response to “Bird”

  1. alex Says:

    Quietly powerful. A beautiful feeling piece.

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