I see predators at my place often,
Coyotes, foxes, hawks.
I’ll stand outside and watch them a while,
But when I’m done,
I yell;
And for whatever reason,
They startle and run.

Sitting quietly with my girls today,
Watching a creature so defenseless
Against claw, tooth, and talon;
I realized it has evolved an incredible,
Ear splitting

Little Blue - aka "Pipes"
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte