Throughout the vast sweep of the centuries
Through the years since the apple was bitten
To ensure good avian conduct
A number of laws have been written,
Some voted upon by the people
Some handed to us from above
That love birds cannot love love birds
Or birds that those love birds might love.
But though lawyers and senators squabble
And proscribe in a flurry of words
The excesses of avian affection
And which birds may be loved by which birds,
In the end they cannot change nature:
When push comes to squawk comes to shove,
Love birds cannot but love birds
That love birds cannot but love.
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