Another Political Bestiary, Ep. XVII

Blue Wave (2018). Acrylic on Paper. Artwork and text copyright Danny Grosso.

Continuing the expeditions of Jeff MacNelly, James Kilpatrick, and Eugene McCarthy, with apologies.

The Blue (or Red) Wave

Moving with some force after it gathers momentum, this creature also gathers a flock as it moves. Its crest, bristling with static electricity, accumulates all kinds of unlikely fellow travelers, and its coat-like tail feathers are known to carry lesser species to fairer weather. Migrating only in political seasons great change, the species arrives to roost in November and remains for irregular intervals that are seemingly governed only by instinct. It stays until it feels the political winds changing. The blue and red variations of the species are essentially similar, and aside from color, differing only in the affiliation of the stowaways attached to them.


-Danny Grosso

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