How to be a Cat’s Eye on the A46

by Ruth Yates

1.
If, by rare coincidence,
an idiotic pheasant
should flounder your way
feel free to pluck out
its tail feathers.

2.
Having a hoard of feathers
is useful. One can
harass cyclists
by entangling such
items into the spokes
of bicycles.

3.
On a dark night,
jump about,
turn upside down
and thoroughly confuse
all drivers.

4.
Keep to the road
and above all,
avoid magpies.