PARKING LOT PAGEANT
Grackles strut across hot asphalt
peck at refuse and edible crumbs,
epicures choosing morsels
from a gourmand's banquet table.
Cock yellow eyes, measure
which riff-raff to snub,
flick black tails, like rudders
held in glossy, mock salute.
Dash to popcorn spills like celebrities
who posture for press and public.