Ian Willey

The Experts

I’m trying to get a picture
of that bush warbler and after
nearly an hour on the ground
my knees screaming murder
the bird appears on a sunlit
branch and my finger is on
the shutter when three men in
suits burst from the branches
pointing at the bird and saying
“there it is!” just as the bird
vanishes into the green and
the men give themselves high
fives for being right again.

Ian Willey gave up on rhyming long ago.