City Birds: A found poem lifted from the lines of Amy Kennedy, KQED Perspectives 4/27/18


not all city birds are scavengers

thriving in man-made jungles


outside my window

black phoebe calls

wake up

in its two-note dawn chorus


mockingbirds and mourning doves

perched and hidden, hopping and chirping

remind me that

nature always persists


so why can’t everyone appreciate

beauty and diversity in subtle shades of grey?


(Day 28: 1 subject 30 ways #questionendingpoem






About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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