The Slow-Cooked Sentence

The bird lady, round 2

Rachael Conlin Levy
The sparrow hawk and its prey.
By Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucien Bonaparte, 1876

The bird lady was out in her driveway this morning with binoculars, searching the skies for a sparrow hawk. In her other hand she clutched a spray nozzle and planned to blast the bird with water if she could only find it. She’d been working in the yard when she spotted the hawk spotting the sparrows in her lilac bush, but before she could hook up the hose, it escaped. She was certain it was nearby.

“The damn thing is good at camouflaging and now I can’t get anything done.”

One response to “The bird lady, round 2”

  1. mamapease says:

    wow! A blast of water will certainly get rid of that damn sparrow hawk!

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