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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ – ‘Not Liking the Sculpture’ – Letter to the Editor

Report by Paula Antolini, May 21, 2019, 6:334PM EDT

Fran Pulle’s poetry about the Bethel sculpture exhibits:

BYE  BYE  BIRDIE❗️🦅

Was biking 🚲 by the library, 📚
was not liking the sculpture 👎🏻
when I pause and flip the bird ‘the bird’. . .🦅
“WHOA!  WHERE’S THE VULTURE?!” 😱

Where’s ‘THE THING’,  the ‘feathered’ WING,
kid-friendly KILLER BEAK? 👧🏻👦
Where’s the ‘CLAW’ (that ghastly paw)
I saw? (Maybe LAST WEEK?)

Where’s the scrapyard metal  🛠⛓⚙️
scarred and weathered snout to tail? 🦅
Where ARE the signs “NO CLIMBING!”
“WE PROSECUTE/SURVEIL!!” 👨‍✈️

 Where are the ‘candid’ cameras? 📸
 (An outrage simply put) 🤨
 And all those ‘Kodak moments’
 when the FREAKSTER was afoot? 🦅

 Should you pass by the library. . .📚
 (Center of village culture)
 Clap and shout “GOOD RIDDANCE,
 NEW AGE (caw! caw! caw! caw!) ‘SCULPTURE’!” 🦅 🦅 🦅

Tombstone reads:

“HAPPY (EN)TRAILS”  ❤️  “R I P(IECES)”
circa 2016—April 30, 2019

Frances Pulle

Bethel CT

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