The Nights

by Rani Drew

The Earth tilts in its course,
the Sun looks on at another part of it.

The birds panic, chirping and prancing
to put their house in order before
the night takes over.

Will they be there when the planet
comes round again?

Rani Drew is a playwright, poet and short story writer. She has been published in poetry and fiction magazines in Canada, USA, UK and in translation in Romanian journals.

  1. #1 by Nick on April 25, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Will birds be there the following day? Some will, some will have died.

    Next question…

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