"Little Bird" revisited

"Little Bird," written during another, now comparatively tame if unappealing election cycle, is yes, still applicable.... .
"Unconsciousness is a bird in the cage 
In the darkest corner of the house 
A small-feathered thing 
No larger than a mouse 
It sometimes gets out 
Flits about the living room 
Grows bigger than the elephant, 
The albatross, shy loon

Fly away little bird 
There’s no room for you here 
Fly away little bird 
It’s time to disappear

At once myopic, tone-deaf and bold 
It calls loudly as it wings about 
Part parrot and part crow 
Every peep becomes a shout 
Off-color and off-key 
Every ism seems to apply 
No clue about being free

Fly away little bird 
There’s no room for you here 
Fly away little bird 
It’s time to disappear

Some listeners stop eating 
Feeling a little sick 
Some just argue 
Think they need bigger stick 
Eventually the bird grows tired 
After so much hitting its head against the wall 
Lays stunned on the carpet 
As everyone waits for the dove’s call

Fly away little bird 
There’s no room for you here 
Fly flyaway little bird 
It’s time to disappear"....
https://deborahcrooks.bandcamp.com/track/little-bird

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