Ground Cuckoo

Paul tries to find Lori through echo location.
Her fingers are in his ears.

He sits in the garden on a lawn chair.
She stands behind him.

He smells garlic since last October.
She massages that thought into his head.

A roadrunner sprints around and around a tree trunk.
Paul and Lori laugh at the same time.

They are most beautiful when they laugh.
Lori removes her fingers from Paul’s ears.

He locates her before their laughter ends.
The roadrunner dashes to the neighbor’s yard.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney


Ground Cuckoo is another name for Roadrunner.

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