By Jessica Rushton
I’m sure you get tired of people asking
Where your friend is today.
Is he far, dear Magpie? Has he gone away?
Maybe one morning you woke up alone,
Trying to comprehend where he had flown.
Your teammate has left and
Now what do you plan to do?
No-one is used to seeing you
Without your number two.
Or maybe it was you that left, dear Magpie
You needed that different view.
Sick of that nest, you wanted something new.
Maybe bigger trees and open space,
No-one blames you for leaving that place.
So when they ask, dear Magpie
Why are you sat on your own?
Tell them you’re fine alone,
That it’s the only way you have ever known.
Illustration by Jessica Rushton @happyfewportraits