Mistle Thrush


Mistle Thrush

By Michele Habel-Coffey

Parasitic Mistletoe Rising

From the branches way up high

Dropped there by the Mistle Thrush

Excrement and Life

Reaching forth to Christmas

Its tendrils bind the limbs

And are guarded by that grey-white bird

Singing Christmas Hymns

The stormcock craves the berries

And the lovers crave a kiss

A meal inside a belly

A moment lost in bliss