Murmuration

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Hilarious. Look it up! Actually, just look up!
It’s that fabulous bird formation,
Undulating, ululating movement in the sky!
Some human type onlookers ascribe a predatory meaning to the elaborate display. How obtuse and small-minded.
What if the birds are enjoying aerial choreography?
Synchronized flying?
An evening parade?
A launch of joy?
Why not have fun with the gift of flight?
Birds sing, flock, migrate, soar and swoop.
Clearly they communicate en masse.
Who’s to say they don’t rise up to signal
Shared among themselves that says,
Yo!
Wake up!
It’s disco time!
Everybody, let’s meet on the sky-way and dance!!!!

Poem by Karen Johnson