Friday, August 19, 2005

Pigeon-ku

Walking accident
Pigeon's head beneath my foot
Instant augury


That's an old one based on a friend's true life experience. Stepped on a pigeon's head by accident. Damn.

A pigeon is a dumb bird, yes, but on top of that Boston pigeons just don't give a shit. Riding my bike, a pigeon in my way would always fly straight up instead of to the side when trying to avoid me. I've literally swatted pigeons out of my face. Their warbles mock me.

Come to think of it, that's exactly how Boston pedestrians react to a cyclist after they've stepped into the street without looking: they pigeon-dance right in the way.

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