‘Thanksgiving Greetings’ — A poem by Lynn Russell

So well camouflaged she was,
waiting in the wings
to the left of the road.
A subtle movement caught my eye,
the arching of her elegant
finely feathered neck and headpiece
There was no time for a camera, only to stop
and watch her glide across the road
into the muted colorations of the underbrush
One last moment,
as I headed back into the world
from a brief retreat.
A singular Wild Turkey on her afternoon journey

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Stephanie Harker
Stephanie Harker
1 day ago

Lovely, Lynn. Thank you.

Joey Bologna
Joey Bologna
5 days ago

Saw another arrive,
Just another turkey
Full of jive
Greyhound drops ‘em off on Vine.

Squabblin’ in front of Madame Tussaud’s
Gettin’ drunk on cheap wine.
They come to Hollywood chasing a dream,
Then chasing a dime. Then a line.

Eventually they start dabblin’ in cranberry sauce.
Trippin’ on tryptophan and strung out on gravy,
Hopes of stardom shattered, what’s it all mean?
Not really sure, but this turkey sure tastes great with collard greens.

The Real Wild Turkey
The Real Wild Turkey
4 days ago
Reply to  Joey Bologna

Your words appear more fitting for the digitalized photograph pictured. Somehow Wehoville elected to exclude the two original photos submitted showing a Wild Turkey in all her traditional, natural grandeur. Many individuals in the city received the original format which had been previously published in The New York Times and New Yorker. Must have been a tryptophan moment of confusion.

TomSmart
TomSmart
4 days ago
Reply to  Joey Bologna

There once was a man from Nantucket…

Besting others🙄
Besting others🙄
3 days ago
Reply to  Joey Bologna

Besting others🙄

CHLOE ROSS
CHLOE ROSS
2 days ago

I could see it so clearly!

CHLOE ROSS
CHLOE ROSS
2 days ago
Reply to  Joey Bologna

I love this. Send it to the New Yorker!

No Weirdos Wanted or Needed
No Weirdos Wanted or Needed
1 day ago
Reply to  CHLOE ROSS

It’s already been published in the New Yorker and NYT. I’ll send you the original.

No Weirdos Wanted or Needed
No Weirdos Wanted or Needed
1 day ago
Reply to  CHLOE ROSS

No, my mistake.Scratch that offer.

Leslie Karliss
Leslie Karliss
5 days ago

Lovely!

The Real Wild Turkey
The Real Wild Turkey
4 days ago
Reply to  Leslie Karliss

Thank you. Please contact Manny for the original submission with the Real Wild Turkey.

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
5 days ago

Thanks, Lynn! This was a lovely piece to wake up to on this day of gratitude.

The Real Wild Turkey
The Real Wild Turkey
4 days ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

You’re welcome. Sworn off consuming turkey ever since a flock of Wild Turkeys became my pals years ago.

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