Fleetwood’s Golden Shovel

“and the songbirds keep singing, like they know the score/and I love you, I love you, I love you, like never before” – Fleetwood Mac, Songbird

You were carrying groceries and

Asking about a news story from yesterday when the

Little guys stopped and made us listen. Those songbirds!

Above, perched on the broken roof gutter. Keep

This moment close, I thought. You started singing

Along, chirping away like

A tiny bird yourself. Somehow they 

Knew you wanted to join. Birds, you remind me, just know

These things. You dropped the groceries and began to dance. The

Wind ruffled all of our feathers and I stopped keeping score.



love the way you love

to stop the world and dance me around with you

i love you


like never before

A golden shovel poem, first created by Terrance Hayes, pays homage to another poem or lyric by using it as the last word of each line in a new poem.

One response to “Fleetwood’s Golden Shovel”

  1. What a cool form of poetry. Great song too!


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