Don't feed the Liver Birds

Don't Feed the Liver Birds
there's a reason why
they came to roost
so very far up.

It's not because of skies
or view; next time you gaze aloft
and think: 'I'll climb, I'll try!'
believing that beak is oh so safe,
its only part of their cleverness,
their watchful eyes and cool, crisp touch.

Don't feed the Liver Birds
They'll take your hands off.

By Faye Christiansen