For Love Of A Blackbird
The pastor preaches passionately about Truth
Exposing the lies Pilate
Spins to the crowd outside.
(She could have preached it in another church earlier and called it “Face the Nation.”)
In yet another inner sanctum, Cory Booker
Exposes the lies spit at another prophet on the docket
And the beat goes on, La de da de de.
And the beat goes on, La de da de de
Meanwhile, on the lush shore of a quarter-mile long lake
The crisp and clear one-tone-tune of the mating
Red Wing Blackbirds preaches truth to my soul:
One true tune can stop a lie in its tracks.
Oh, for the love of a blackbird.
c. Rita Hemmer Kowats March 27, 2022