The Birdfeeder – DS Maolalai

we get in
and the fruit
is hairy,

the bread
from a week on the counter,

stale as comedy
and hard as rocks. I break it
to chunks
with a meat-knife
and take it
to the garden
in open tupperware,

wedge it
between the branches
of a hard
and winter

About the contributor: DS Maolalai has been nominated for Best of the Web and twice DS Maolalaifor the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, “Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden” (Encircle Press, 2016) and “Sad Havoc Among the Birds” (Turas Press, 2019)

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