Cicada

Russian sheet music cover
Reverse cicada.

This morning I heard a noise outside the bedroom window, like a chain saw was going off, which seemed strange because it was only 7a.m.

I looked out and on the roof below, a small bird was holding something in its beak. The bird dropped it back on the porch and the machine noise stopped. The bird picked it up again and the buzzing resumed. So loud, I couldn’t believe one little bit of bird bait could make that much noise, but the sounds and the timing lined up.

The bird also seemed confused. It flew away, leaving the thing behind. I kept watching, but no more chain saw.

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