I kick through the litter of news-ideas-actions

and send up a spray of calls-letters-cards-conversation,

imitating the Fox Sparrow out there under the loaded bird feeders

scratch-back-scratch-backing with his sturdy legs

in search of fallen seed;

better off than his Pleistocene ancestor

who did the same action in the La Brea Tar Pits.*

It’s tricky, this search for what will nourish and sustain us.

But still I kick.*

PATTY

*She must have thought it safe to land and start her search for food. I hope it was a quick death. At least 11,000 years later she was honored by such as us discovering her fossilized bones.

**Recent kicks were aimed at: not repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and not messing with the EPA

No, Mr. Pence don’t move the Israeli embassy and Trump gets in his 13th golf course visit since, well, you know the rest. But I’m still kicking back. A 420 character 9-liner inspired by our Fox Sparrow

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