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The Woodpecker

By Andrew Miller 24 May 2013

A poem by ANDREW MILLER.

must remember this

i tell me, self

woodpecker

woodpecker

magnificence

compact

heavy

hammer head, power

drill

a bird

just a bird, but cardinal red, up where it matters, the head

and thwack thwack thwack thwack

what is this shit

this human

shit

this politics

those slick angry dicks

what are we

shit

human

shit

compared to a woodpecker

compact

hammer

and head

and red

easy

classy red

jesus

a woodpecker

remember this

Andrew Miller is a Jo’burg based freelance writer and poet. He ghost-writes for a lot of fat bellies, CEO and politicians and has also spent a lot of time working and performing on the Jozi street arts scene. Find more of Millers writing at http://periodiccomposition.wordpress.com/.

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