One Poem by Suzanne O’Toole

When I Was A Green Parrot

When I was a green parrot
chirpy at the clay lick-
‘twas but a lifetime ago-

When I was a chatty one
a convivial, a happy one
a silly-sally sappy one.
Oh-

When I was a green parrot
all cheerfully unbroken
so free to speak
outspoken.
So-

When I was a green parrot
a chirpy quirky chappy one
before I met a zappy one...
Whoa-

When I was a green parrot
chirpy at the clay lick
‘twas but a lifetime ago-

Suzanne is a Boston-based spoken word poet who plays the voice of Theresa Clarke on the space-themed time-traveling show Solutions to Problems and the Honorable Margaret Fly on the surrealistic podcast Wait Wait Don’t Teleport Me!!  She has featured at Stone Soup and the Cantab Lounge.  Her poetry has been published in The Canton CitizenCanton Writes (volumes 2014-2021), and Oddball Magazine.
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