a bird

I had an unusual experience this morning. I was walking to work in the usual way, somewhere near Broad and Wall streets in downtown Manhattan. All the usual things were happening; horns honking, people selling newspapers, construction, and lots of commuters like me hurrying off to their desk jobs. And then..

A bird chirped.

My immediate thought was, “whoa, I guess spring is here now!”. This thought was followed by, “no wait, it’s the end of summer. Huh.”

I guess that we don’t get a lot of birds here in downtown Manhattan, because it really caught my attention. The bird (or birds, I never saw it/them) chirped a few more times while I was on my way, as if to rub it in.

Hello, I work in an urban, natureless, city-place.

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