Stupid Bird

trapped grosbeak in a feeder in Taos, NM

I hope those last few seeds were really good

He did it again! Well, probably not the same bird, but the same behavior with the same result. Kinda like someone I know.

What would you do if someone got you a free home and more than enough money to live on until your Social Security kicks in? Spend it all on crystal and blowjobs and getting ripped off by “friends” with half a year to go?? Of course you would. Just look at that grosbeak.

At least the bird is alive (I rescued it). The human is too, for now. The difference is that aside from the feel-good thrill of rescuing any of God’s creatures who get trapped, I don’t give a shit about the bird. But the other thing will rip my heart out.

Meanwhile I proceed with rescuing myself. At this point, love and my example are all I have to give.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore tells it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. His latest projects are both named GODDAMN BUFFALO: purchase NFTs at OpenSea and read new writing at Substack! See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

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