Rat-a-Tat-Tat-Tat – The woodpecker taps spring is come again along the flowing streams of melted snow
Fun has just begun for one and for all crowed the big black crow
Rat-a-Tat-Tat-Tat – Serenaded the
melodiously tiny little red tailed woodpecker as warm air tickled his
feathers and soothed his poor sore aching beak
Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris lives in Southport, NC. Published in Cameron Art Museum’s Writers Respond to Art Program, published in Whisper’s & Echoes, and in 50 Give or Take for her story, Love, also in Visual Verse for Mother Earth. She received competitive honorable mention for Abandoned Memories in 2021.