29 April – The gauntlet

Running the rookery gauntlet is not for the faint at heart,
for there’s no going back once you’ve made a start.
The cacophony of cawing is fearful to endure
as you quicken your pace under the clamour to ensure
you are spared from being ambushed with rejected twigs
as they noisily build and throw down sub-par sticks.
And as their population markedly increases,
there’s a horrible chance of meeting flying faeces
as it fires to the ground in thick white bursts
(unless it can land on a human head first).
You’ll need to be brave to walk under their terrain,
or perhaps not brave, more like half deranged!

29 April - The gauntlet