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I Fed the Blue Jay

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I Fed The Blue Jay


You found an egg blue
small as the tip of your finger
lost, because no mother would take it back.

Fallen from the nest.
touched by your hand still
we set it out on leaves and waited for her to come.

Later you told me how a blue jay swept down
and stood as if a splendid table
had been set out for him.
And feasted on the small blue egg
breaking its shell and drinking deep
the yellow inside.

Foolish I was
if only I had wings to fly up
into the tree and put the egg
back into its nest.
Foolish as well,
for instinct would have tossed it away.
Nature held it’s sway
I fed the blue jay


from My Skin Craves Soil, released February 21, 2015
written and performed by Weba Garretson & Ralph Gorodetsky.

Illustration by Joe Baiza. Live animations created by Frances Garretson Recorded and mixed by Mark Wheaton at
Catasonic Studios, Echo Park California.
video by Mark Wheaton



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Garretson & Gorodetsky Los Angeles, California

The process for the creation of My Skin Craves Soil, a musical theater piece about experiencing nature within the confines of the city, was fairly simple; co-creators Ralph Gorodetsky and Weba Garretson simply ventured out into Garretson’s back yard in Echo Park, observed things, and then transformed those observations into music….more ... more

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