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Hank Jones


Young bird, blinded blue eyes,

pink scrawny wired neck,

mouth wide, tongue clicking,

waiting for what?

Small useless little bird,

full of blind striving for life;

And only because of the right

concatenation of chaotic forces

came together, comes together,

uselessly, senselessly, blindly,

creating the blind need to live, live, live.

Crying, squawking, blinded bird,

head starting aimlessly, endlessly

waiting, wanting, willing

that which will be life.