Blue Jay always perches alone,
though sometimes he alights
upon the grass, scattering sparrows,
because he is Blue Jay and
alone and loud is who he is.
But even Jaybird can tire of his
solitary life of Blue after a while,
and will pitch his scratchy verse
into the air hoping it might
find the ear of another like him.
When Blue meets Blue, the hue
and cry takes on a frantic courtship
of feathered blue-flame fire—
and then it’s over, because
Blue Jay can only be loud Blue Jay.
And he perches alone.