Steady work

A completely, white, proud, pigeon, scrub
Waddles, in and out, of the, push, and, mud
At, heart, a beautiful dove
Everyone, would surly love
Ticks, infest, his, ribs
Yesterday’s dinner, still, on, his, bib
Untethered,
By, the, weather
A, single goal, in, mind
Some, more, food to find
Never, enough
Has, made, him, tough
Then,
At, the, end, of, the day
He, flies
Away
Maybe, to, a, nest
Built, inside
Would, be, for the, best
If I, see, him, again
I, will, think, of him, as, a, friend

- Alan Blenkhorn