Queue (queue) wrote,



I've heard that Aborigines eat parakeets,
and that budgerigar comes from their language,
meaning good to eat.

I've tried to imagine immense flocks
flying in the wild, thousands, millions of parakeets,
a green and yellow sea.

The Aborigines must use huge nets,
cast into the middle of the sea of good-to-eats,
pulling in a few hundred at a time.

Safety in numbers? Except,
the Aborigines wouldn't have bothered with
one lone parakeet, doing its own thing.

I actually used a thesaurus for that. Not anything exciting, but it did get me the word "sea". I think I might start using a thesaurus more when writing poetry. It's pretty neat, seeing all sorts of related word, searching for the one that best fits, following links to other words, lost in a sea of words.
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