One Sparrow

A departure discovered

by absence.

 

Families were always pecking around

at the entrance to the library

as ubiquitous as books

 

(those paper words

rapidly fading

into screen )

 

You can look up sparrow in wiki

but one remained in real

calling out among the debris

for survivors, shivering

next to the bins

all gone

crying

 

 

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