miracle of life n awlllll

I thought it was cool the two pigeons living atop the old brick column on my balcony didn’t fly off when we moved in. They stare at us as much as we stare at them.

I thought it was fascinating drama when the male picked a new mate, and the old wife stood on the railing, pleading with her wings spread and her mouth open as the other bitch moved in with her man.

My kid Meesha thought we had National Geographic right on our own balcony when they laid eggs. And more eggs. And now we have too many pigeons. And there is shit everywhere.

But survival of the fittest has its purpose. Two or three scattered twigs on my porch rug do not a nest make. So babygirl’s little pink dog ate one egg. One dumb one hatched and went to live under the bench by the front door cuz he ain’t got no idea what an actual nest is, and another dizzy one looks quite silly clutching to swaying wind chimes and eyeballing me sideways.

Now there is another bald little hatchling on the rug under my chair. Lil booger is so pitiful with his little bump of wing and bulgy eyes. I just asked babygirl what this new one’s name is, but she says he aint told her yet.

He’ll be shitting all over my BBQ grill soon.

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Daddy Rhon is known as an outlaw poet, author, artist, speaker, kinkster, web developer, community organizer, queer activist, and a founding leader of the genderqueer movement

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  1. kissiah
    kissiah at |

    Awwww, it’s so ugly it’s cute! Is it cool in there yet? I got this little baby pool I’m fixing to fill up cuz my big one hasn’t arrived yet. I could squirt ya with the hose or ya’ll could just hang out.

  2. femmegrrlprof
    femmegrrlprof at |

    cool

  3. turkee182
    turkee182 at |

    yikes that’s fascinatingly ugly

  4. daddyrhon
    daddyrhon at |

    Yeah, once you scoot up to him on the ground and realize those bulbous black things are eyes, and his beak is as pink as his toes, he’s really kinda pitiful and cute. And so helpless. We had a terrible storm and he sat shivering on the rug. He can’t even stand.

  5. caraeileen
    caraeileen at |

    Whoah! I didn’t know they looked that way ever!

  6. hammiepoo
    hammiepoo at |

    So that’s what a baby pigeon looks like! No wonder pigeons hide their young….lol

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