Chicagoans (for NaPoWriMo, Day 15)

Monk parakeets, green, with grubby baby faces
swing on a birdfeeder in our neighbor’s backyard.
How is it that people live in other places
and think, “Life in the big city must be so hard”?



NaPoWriMo, Day 15 prompt: Write a pantun, a poem with four-line stanzas, with an a-b-a-b rhyme scheme, where each line has 8-12 syllables and the second two lines take a departure from the first two. Got that?


4 thoughts on “Chicagoans (for NaPoWriMo, Day 15)

    • Thanks, complynn! My daughter is a pugnacious city girl, and she always says, “Mom, I can’t believe people think the city is just tall buildings and cars.” We are lucky to live in a neighborhood with lots of green space — and descendants of ’70s pet store van escapees (or that’s the story, anyway).

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