Jersey City, NJ
In honor of your birthday
I fed the pigeons on the pier.
A few showed up, then a few more.
Seagulls arrive to watch from a distance
Squawk for their friends to join the scrim
For pieces of bread I've cast off for them
Into the Hudson River shallows
But mostly today,
in honor of your birthday
I fed the pigeons
on the pier.
- By Anthony Buccino
from SIXTEEN INCHES ON CENTER
For my dad, the proud pigeon flyer.
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