And later, in the empty room upstairs
that will stay empty because it’s a lookout
James and I are staring at a cardinal in a tree and I say
he’s so red and James says
almost too red and I say and a little fat,
actually. And then I say:
great! Let’s criticize birds.
Michael Klein is a member of the resistance. He teaches at Hunter College and Goddard College. His current book is When I Was a Twin. This is his third appearance in TLR.
The Birds first appeared in TLR Chemistry.