Taps

 Taps
Like a thick-fingered
Seattle carpenter


serenading a 
drowsy neighborhood 
by pounding 
ten-penny nails
into hewn lumber,

the persistent
woodpecker


hammers its 
steel girded beak
into standing timber

so its


pecklets
also might eat.
Photo by Dariusz Grosa on Pexels.com

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