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Chasing Owls (The Lyric; 2019)

Authors: 
Rob Jackson
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
The Lyric

Chasing Owls

They call, then don’t, 
they’re taciturn,

some mate for life,
are known to spurn,

in demeanor, often stolid,
in attire, stripes or solid.

Can be spotted
brooding,
waiting,
snowbirds
pigeon-contemplating.

Diet: red meat, fowl, or fish.
In parliaments, they flock together
in spectacles, owlish.

In bars, they hover,
turning heads,
they note you, hunt you, score you.

Some ask your name;
most just ignore you.