This is from ‘An Autobiography Of A Poet’ and was composed for the 2016 A to-Z April Challenge. I thought I’d make my April A-Z challenge some sort of autobiography.
Here is Chapter A:
One afternoon after work, I heard its call. It sounded like an injured squirrel. I called to you and we headed outside to our garden. At first, there was silence. But then came the sound again. We followed it to the most magnificent sight – a Double Yellow Head Amazon Parrot was perched in our garden! It seemed scared.
We moved our parakeets from ’round their cage (they were already free flying) and took their cage outside. Our neighbors gathered near. Some rushed home and came back with wild birdseed. We sprinkled the seed into the cage. Eventually, the bird entered the cage.
Long story short… we kept the bird for two years. Since we didn’t know it’s gender, we named it Girlie Man. How beautiful a time that was for us…to see how gentle this huge bird was with our tiny parakeets. They were all free flying.
Eventually, another couple adopted Girlie Man. We’d kept her/him for two years until a new neighbor complained about the morning and evening squawking.
An amazing learning experience…nothing beats having an Amazon Parrot join you ‘on’ the dinner table.