My Sally


When I awoke one morning, a bird was on my bed.

I asked,  “What are you doing here?”

It winked at me and said…”Hi! My name is Sally and

I’m searching for a friend.

If you would be my bird, I will be faithful ’til the end.

I have the brightest colors, yellow, mango, green, and blue;

and my vocabulary is sure to tickle you!”

I thought for just a moment as she began her serenade

of “Good Morning,” and “Wha’cha doin’?” and

“Have a happy day!”

Then, she moved into our nest,

my kitchen, clean and bright;

Where we exchange our small talk

and consider our next plight.