Spurs: we need them.

For the stripy, almost hidden from view, Lapland Longspur I saw this week,

his big hind toenail helps him tractor up and across

the mud clods and furrows where he feeds to bulk up for his Tundra nuptials.

For the Fighting Ducks it’s Arsalan Kazemi

with his hustle,

the nougat-and-pistachio candies his Dad makes in Iran,

and his game-high 17 rebounds that helped the team rout Oklahoma St.


Patty 3/23/13

One thought on “We Sometime Need Claws to Spur Our Way Up and Over Life’s Obstacles. I See This Both With the Lapland Longspurs (not Larkspurs–those are flowers) and With that Young Man from Iran Who Double-Doubled in the Ducks Game with Oklahoma State. Was It the Gaz His Dad Makes in Iran that Spurred Him On to Leap So High? I Look to that Amazing Bird I Saw at Hammonasset Park This Week for Inspiration. (Another 420 Character, 9-Liner)

  1. Sibley says that the Lapland longspur sometimes hangs out with snow buntings and horned larks. I thought that was worth thinking about.


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