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Flicker calls loudly raps hard

on someone’s tree trying

to pass itself off as a

pileated woodpecker when

anyone who’s been fooled

a hundred times before (me)

will dismiss it with a quick

roll of the eyes, Oh please.

Why try to be something you’re not?

We all do at some point in time.

The poet says longing and not

knowing are signs of growth

even yearning for what we

cannot name.  Soon I will be

quite large.

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