A Suitable Teacher for Young Roller Canaries by Zoe Buckton

Tweeeeep, tweep.

Preparation for the minesweep.

The caged canary sings,

as taught by pressed vinyl disks.

Clipped wings flutter,

screeches mirror the needle scratch.

A yellow spark in the pit

informed by an imitation,

sings its song amongst the coal,

saving miners from damnation.

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