Poetry Map of Scotland: poem no. 343

A Motorway Café for Birds

Roll up! Roll up!
Take your seat at Castle Loch.
There’s plenty to eat and drink
at this motorway café for birds.

Listen to the Warblers chatter
about whose turn it is to pay the bill.
Azure and Variable Damselflies
jostle over parking spaces.

Otters sneakily scamper,
playing peek-a-boo in the playground of rushes.
Swans show off by walking on water
while diving ducks wave their feet at passers-by.

Hotel rooms amongst the trees for rent,
with willing ants to carry your bags.
It’s where blue meets green,
at this motorway café for birds. 

Paula Nicolson

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