Amongst the chopped corn stalks

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Dry brittle corn stalks
Shooting up out of the snow
Enticing the birds.

A red cardinal
Searching for much needed food
Lights atop a stalk.

A hungry brown thrush
Feverishly pecks away
At a frozen cob.

An alert sparrow
Spies a kernel on the ground
Lunch for one is served.