Thursday, 22 September 2016

The Hoopoes Are Back

The hoopoes are back, 
even though
the walls and holes they liked to nest in
were destroyed by human nest builders 
four years ago,
when there was a housing boom
and money to be made.

The hoopoes are back, 
even though 
the new holes and rubble they liked to nest in
were destroyed by human nest builders
three years ago, 
even though, 
there was no market for nests
and no money to be made.

The hoopoes are back, 
even though
the new holes and rubble they liked to nest in
were washed away two years ago,
as the walls that stopped the storm flow 
were destroyed by human nest builders,
to prepare the ground for money to be made.

The hoopoes are back, 
even though 
their nesting places are hidden, buried 
under growing mountains of rubble brought 
by the human nest builders a year ago
as there is no demand for human nests
and no money to be made, except from rubble.

Hey, the hoopoes are back! I’ve seen them!
The hoopoes are back!

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First published by Furry Writers Guild in Civilised Beasts Anthology, 2015, Weasel Press


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