Taps

 Taps

Like a thick-fingered
Seattle carpenter

serenading a 
drowsy neighborhood 
by pounding 

ten-penny nails
into fresh 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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