JASON REYNOLDS

writin' and whatnot

Day 24 of 30

THE DAWN CHORUS At day break as the dawn chorus begins with the repetitive chirping of birds

we rise as for us that sound marks the beginning of a new day

but really for the birds it's a battle call a protective stance that balanced on these branches is a family a nest a life that will not be tampered with

See there are wars we've yet to learn the language of

I keep this in mind

at day break as the dawn chorus begins with the repetitive bawking of teenagers

perhaps this too is a battle call a declaration of beaks to mask the silence of flapless wings or a seemingly windless air

They try to delicately balance their pride for their branches with their sometimes empty nests all while never coming across as peck-bait

Yes it sounds like noise sometimes a whole bunch of squawking

but

there are wars we've yet to learn the language of

a battle that sounds like babble