NaPoWriMo #10: Pigeon Speak


Pigeons
Originally uploaded by Danko :)

My pigeon fascination continues. If this poem survives revision, I think it would be my fifth poem where the venerable city bird takes center stage. And why not? Pigeons deserve hella love. All survivors do.

Shout outs to my dude, Roger Bonair-Agard, his list poem “The All-Black Penguin Speaks: 17 Facts You Did Not Know About Me” was definitely in my head as I was putting this joint together. Like the pigeon, the all black penguin deserves his place in contemporary poetry.

Final shout out to Penina Taesali, her poem “Hummingbird” was the foundation of yesterday’s NaPoWriMo offering. Thanks to some forward thinking folks at Mills College, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Penina and its been an honor to have her share her work with me and broaden my perspective on some political/poetry issues.

Shout outs done, time for the poem.

Pigeon Speak

[Poem was here.]

Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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