Detritus

A lot has come out of the detritus
A morning wet with the night's rain
Birds pecking at sky for more rain.
Like on the next day of lights festival
The kids look for unlighted crackers
And  it is such fun to set them off
Near many windows ,to scare ghosts
Sleeping under their winter blankets.

Birds are  kids looking for some fun.
They forget the loss of the loved ones
That went last year not to come back,
The detritus of last year's warm nest
Feathers strewn around on a cat's visit
Screaming ghosts from a warm stomach.

They  forgive the cat and the detritus.
They  forgive the unyielding July sky.
Their beaks peck at the sky for more rain.
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