This morning Iíve been thinking
How much I love the way some men
Keep working with their bills. Youíve been
Alone in the woods, heard that knocking sound
Far off. Itís one of them.
If youíre going to follow your beak
Back to childhood, then the food youíre looking for
Will be far beneath the bark. The beak is so
Close to the brain that some men will want to
Call the whole thing off.
Men who work like this sometimes live in acres
Of scrub trees. I like that cheerful sound.
"Not many people here." "Woodpecker
Friend, call me or Iíll call you. Howís
That wood?" "Hard but wormy."