Cedar Waxwings at the EAST MAIN ST. TORRINGTON Stop and Shop Parking Lot ( A DUST OF SNOW FROM THE HEMLOCK TREE 420 CHARACTER, 9-LINE POEM BY PATTY)

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Stop (when you shop)

especially if you’re rueing the rickety food cart

caught in a late April frost heave in the market lot.

So when I hear the high thin whistles of 20 Cedar Waxwings

silky, shiny brown, gray, lemon-yellow,subdued crest,

rakish black mask, and red wax droplets on their wing feathers

–gorging on fermented cherries

(planted by a hydrogen-cell powered Stop and Shop)

I pop Ghirarrdellis,

look & listen.

PATTY

IMG_4512Cedar Waxwings at the EAST MAIN ST. TORRINGTON Stop and Shop Parking Lot ( A DUST OF SNOW FROM THE HEMLOCK TREE 420 CHARACTER, 9-LINE POEM BY PATTY)