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I found a baby bird in my grandfather’s back yard.

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Baby bird

"I found a baby bird in my grandfather’s back yard."

I found a baby bird in my grandfather’s back yard.

It had fallen, was dropped, or was pushed out.

I picked it up.

It smiled at me.

I started to cry for some reason.

It needed a mother.

I am a sixty-seven-year-old man.

It blinked at me and tried to fly.

I climbed the tree and put it back in my grandfather’s nest.

It was back.

I fell out of my grandfather’s tree.

No one helped me.

I started to cry again.

David (Moonshine) Bash is native Seattle, raised three children as a single father, taught Language Arts at Interagency Highschool, worked his butt off for AARP, and still need income to live in Seattle. David (Moonshine) Bash, Creative Content Manager/Editor/Publisher.

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