Sparrows chatter in their patois
As if we don’t exist.
I close my eyes and listen.
Again. No use.
After seventy years among them,
I still don’t understand a word
D.E. Thompson has been publishing poetry since the early sixties with several books and chapbooks in this century. Back Roads won the 2008 Sunken Garden Prize. He recently released: Keeping an Eye on the Stones, prose poems from Kattywompus Press; Local Color, a book-length narrative poem from Kelsay Books. An LA Times profile, "Planted in the San Joaquin," remains available online.
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