The Woodpecker

Today they arrived behind our house and I stood watching as the claw gripped the tree where it was thick and full of life and the saw ate through its girth and the claw hoisted it upward into the air and downward where it smashed to the ground where others lay and while I was watching I saw the bird land on the tree nearby and maybe I only imagined the panic of the small and fragile red-headed woodpecker as he climbed upward hoping this one would not come down, but I don’t think so.

~ Susanne

9 thoughts on “The Woodpecker

  1. Let’s pray that woodpeckers will continue to find homes and proliferate. They are surely worth more than more suburban subdivisions! I feel for you–it’s painful to watch, I know.

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