Pancho the parrot’s a bird with two lives,
A town bird, and yet, in the jungle he thrives.
His base in the cafe is safe in a storm,
But in the wild jungle he flies in fine form.
Customers interest him, tourists abound,
Mama Lupita is glad he’s around,
Guests love to see him and come back for more,
Internet clients pour in through the door.
Pancho the parrot has seen many things,
He wonders if this hand might have shiny rings.
If it comes closer, he’ll give it a nip,
It might be such fun just to hear that man yip.
Bored with his perch at the cyber cafe,
He flies to the jungle to have a buffet.
A mango, banana, papaya, or lime,
He knows where to find fruits that taste so sublime.
Daylight is fading, and Pancho is tired,
Morning is gone when he felt so inspired,
Time to return to the cyber cafe,
Lupita is hoping that he is okay.
Watching and waiting as daylight grows dim,
She prays every day, nothing’s happened to him.
He flies from the wire and lands on her hand,
As bird mothers go, she’s the best in the land.
He grips her hand tightly, and she does the same,
Holding his toes as she whispers his name.
“My Pancho, I love you, let’s get in the car,
We’ll drive home and get those good seeds from the jar.”
PS. I believe Pancho is a lilac-crowned parrot.