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Published on March 5th, 2012 | by TLV News


“Fowl Say” (by Sarah Reddick)

“Fowl Say”

Every day when I come home
I am heralded by these ducks.
Eight matted and framed prints,
four on top,
four below.

Some are mid-flight,
winging over marshes at dusk,
or wild, wind rocked waves.
Others are peacefully drifting
in murky greens and browns,
burnt orange feathers fluffed out.

They were a gift to my girlfriend

from her family, a part of her legacy.

They’ve been moved from home to home,

and have been nesting here for years.

I’ve tried to replace them with
a jewel toned beauty by Klimt, and a
black slashed self-portrait by Beckmann.
I’ve suggested we retire them to the garage
or sell them to a duck enthusiast.
She just laughs.

I’ve managed to remove the stained glass

depicting a giant fish joyously, foolishly

leaping towards a baited hook,

but the mahogany framed ducks remain.

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The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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