Magpies

Magpie chatters

Drunken man’s laughter,

Pied piper hamelin

Swagger swagger on,

Black and white sailors

Borne in on shore-leave,

Weather feathered humbugs

Hops instead of runs

Taunting cats,

Coughs and chuckles

Beaking tops

Of new milk bottles.

(Martin Nicholson has asserted his Right under the Copyright,Designs&Patents Act 1988 to be recognised as the author of this work and all subsequent works appearing on this site)

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