three pigeons

how do they know to come back,

how

to come back? . i asked

steaming at central station.

they were sending

eggs by post those days, and dad

sent primroses, i am told.

in boxes.

remember the day we bought

the cat, placed in a special

one for carrying,

marked pigeon.

became his name.

they sent them away by train,

later

we imagined we saw them fly

back.

sbm.

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