Poems of the Week


by Ruth S. Baker

“The Eurasian eagle owl named Flaco, which escaped New York City’s Central Park Zoo last year,
has died after crashing into a building in Manhattan… [Some] speculate that the bird was in search
of love whenever he ventured away from Central Park.”
The Guardian

It’s news to make New Yorkers choke:
Their owl’s disastrous fall;
He soared in search of love, and broke.
Oh, Flaco! Don’t we all?