O Red Winged Blackbird
How you tease me so.
Back and forth over my house
Not sitting still long enough for a photograph.
I chase you from the back
To the front
And the back again.
You swoop down as if you’d partake in a nibble
On the bird feeder.
I am poised for it!
Oh, but you are a clever one!
Showing me your beautiful wing
And touching down oh so briefly.
But not long enough for my fumbling fingers to focus the camera
You are PROUD with your red and yellow markings,
Too good for a mere mortal like me to capture on camera.
Be off with you then and taunt me no more!