The Pigeon’s Tale -Frank William Finney

The Pigeon’s Tale
(A Parable)

They throw us popcorn
and moldy bread,
then shoo us off the promenade.

Yesterday, they shot a dove,
thinking it was one of us.

One of them called me a flying
rat.  So I dropped him
a present in his coffee.

My little way
of saying thank you.

Frank William Finney is currently based in the Boston area. He spent 25 years teaching in Thailand (1995-2020).   His work has been published in Black Works, Constellations, Millennial Pulp, Silent Auctions, Variant Literature and elsewhere.  Work forthcoming in Terror House Magazine and Marathon Literary Review.  He has three cats and three bass guitars.

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