Poems of the Week

Unwitting Witness?

by Marshall Begel

“Bird Owner Gets Surprise Police Visit After His Loud Parrot Is Mistaken for a Screaming Woman”

We know that parrots imitate
The sounds that they have heard,
And even can approximate
Events that have occurred.

So when a parrot screams so well
That cops cannot discern it,
You’d think they’d ask the man, “Pray tell,
How did the parrot learn it?”