Peahen Minds the Gate

Hello! I'm a peahen. Today it's my fate
to sit on this pillar and watch at the gate.
There's little to love, though there's nothing to hate,
I'm finding, in minding this singular gate.

If you'd hoped for a peacock, bright tail on display,
you'll be disappointed; he's absent today.
You could try tomorrow - he might be here then,
but today you will have to make do with the hen!

© Celia Warren 2017

It is a real bird, by the way, not carved in stone!

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