Sunday, June 19, 2022

the scarecrow


The scarecrow stands

Upright with arms stretched out

The straw hat on his head

The clothing of yesterday

He can't smile

He stands there the whole day

But he says he is honest

He doesn't run away

He can't turn backwards

He can't even walk forward

He can only stand upright

With one leg rooted to the ground

Birds may poo on him

Sometimes the birds whisper to him

Yet he doesn't chase the birds away

He feels he needs a diversion

The scarecrow stands

Don't strip him naked

The sign a race may feel afraid

As if it will raid the mind

The sun, the moon, the rain

The wind, the scratches by children

Running around in circle

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