Fool for the City Bird

A gorgeous night. Evening heat of late summer pleasantly cut by a light breeze. Sky clear enough to reveal the handful of stars still visible through the orange haze of blazing city lights. I leaned against the balcony railing and started to plan my graceful exit from a college party when I heard a strange noise. 

A periodic buzzing emanated from the sky. I fancied myself pretty familiar with the sounds of the city (I’ve lived in one my entire life) but this was new. I found myself looking up in vain, trying to spy the source. Not…

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