Boys’ Night Out for Seven Tom Turkeys

Seven wild tom turkeys
on an early Monday evening
struttin’ their stuff
by the side of a country road.

Seven tom turkeys.
Gobblin’ and peckin’,
like preposterous virile young men,
while the hens tend to their poults.

Seven tom turkeys.
Seemingly oblivious to everything,
save their fanned tail feathers
and bright red wattles,
hanging from their chins.

Seven tom turkeys.
Thankful for May and spring flowers,
and relieved to have survived
another last Thursday in November.

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

11 thoughts on “Boys’ Night Out for Seven Tom Turkeys

  1. Great one Don! Hope you Tom-Turkeys are having a great time in M.F.!

    (Give him a kiss for me, will you Don!? πŸ™‚

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