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COLD AIR. Fly slow. Black wing shoves the still air, pushes body up. Up. See long. Roof. Roof. Tree. Stretch of grey solid ground. Tree with bare leaves. Bank towards tree.
Car. Car. Car. Row of fence. Soft spruce tree. Tip wing, break through the chill, swoop down. Down. Down, flip feet out, grab soft blue spruce bough. Bob on branch. Look. Look. Fence, small roof. Shimmering glass. No flicker on shimmering glass. See, peanut lady?
Door. Door closed.
Caw. You there? Caw? Tummy rumbles.
Slip and grab bough, grab branch lower.
Door open. Cat? No. Peanut lady.
Weak bald wing with claw throw little peanut out into snow.
White snow. Tiny drops, little holes. See shadows, little holes. One hole. One peanut. Remember.
Hole under tree. Hole by pond. Hole, hole, hole by fence.
Go, peanut lady. Go.
Swoop. Skid. Brush light snow up against black feather. Cold crystals slip between feathers. Shake and waddle. Grace left in the sky.
Waddle left, right. Beak dives into round shadows. Peanut. Peanut.