Essay — The birds of November

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The birds of November,
they splash and they play,
they argue and fight
and then fly away.
We know they’ll be back
later in the day,
feathers of a kind,
an airborne bouquet.



HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at


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