Pigeon Distraction

Categories: Inspiration

Wood pigeon nest cottingham

By Mariomassone (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

I’m talking sternly to the pigeon through the window glass, knocking and making eye contact. I know she hears me. Trying to get my one thousand words, trying to write a poem about trust, and she’s coo-coo-cooing on her nest. Perhaps this is some comfort, the sounds she makes resonating through her feathered bottom to the warming eggs below. Coo-coo. Rhythmic and incessant, it’s my own heart racing, my mind a-scatter and her simple sitting, reassuring her yet-to-be offspring that the day will come, this new life hatched.











Libby Wagner
Author: Libby Wagner

Libby makes her home in a lovely West Seattle neighborhood in a house with turquoise walls and an amazing view of the Puget sound and Olympic mountains. A former Air Force “brat”, she continues to bounce from one corner of the world to the other, working with Fortune 500 clients, hopeful artists and authors, and aspiring entrepreneurs. She has a Master’s in Fine Arts and Poetry from Eastern Washington University where she also began working in the Writers in the Prison program.