Above the Padden Creek trail a songbird
pierces the air with its elaborate, sharp call.

The birdcall is so lush and piercing,
I think it must be a songbird on steroids.

At the downtown diner I rarely go to,
the coffee is superb, full-bodied and robust.

My waitress tells me the coffee is ‘Songbird’
from a local roaster. The coffee is so good

I tell her it’s time for me to make a change
in the coffee I use at home. From now on,

during my mornings I’ll be singing a new tune.


Andrew Shattuck McBride
NaPoWriMo 2014 ~ Day 28

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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