Red-tailed Macaw - Nicole Nigro

how did they preen?

planet in pieces

cracked eggshells minus the yolk

how did they sing?

body is porous

lands missing the sea

how did they fly?

hands are not hands

feet are not feet

what sits here is beyond understanding

so the wish is

for a planet full of fish

where whales make dictatorships

dolphins are queens

cockatoos have kingdoms

and mice direct dreams

they must have a had a formal name

and hence

be a valid taxonomic entity:

ara erythrura