Birds words

Arctic tern - Inner Farne


Capture their spirit,
that's the brief,

Defending their space,
time proven,

Shrill calling, swoops,
pecks, if need be,

Other people object,
an unnecessary fuss,
words fail.

They fend off with flapping hands,
bending and screaming,
so the birds dive again.

For the birds' fantastic odyssies,
the closest I'll ever come,
to greatness.