The more I look at this, the more it touches me... Is it a heart ripped out ? A bird riddled with human maladies, stray beauty..elegantly rendered.
"What is it?" Doodle asked.
"It's a scarlet ibis," Daddy said.
Sadly, we all looked at the bird. How many miles had it traveled to die like this, in our yard, beneath the bleeding tree?
Doodle knelt beside the ibis. "I'm going to bury him."- j. Hurst.