Two birds

Image credit; Jonah Pettrich @Unsplash

I see myself in these birds. Or more accurately
me and you — the red hair gives you away
and green’s always been your favorite color.

My beard is coming in nicely, though both it
and my cowlick run a bit grayer these days.
Your hair may be gray too if you ever let it

grow out. But life should be colorful,
like leaves in Autumn contemplating the fall
when they can kiss the ground at last.

So let’s share this tree branch a little longer,
me and you — whatever colors come our way
will be richer together, shared with you.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for Sadie’s What do you see #98 using the picture above.

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

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