cute sad

Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket
Published in
2 min readMay 5, 2024

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Photo by Plato Terentev on Pexels

baby birds in a nest
above the door of the
laundry building
their saturday night
cries are both the cutest
and saddest thing
I’ve heard in a while
why are some things
sad but also cute?
is it because they’re
little bird babies
and they’re helpless?
is it because I don’t know
where the mother went
so late at night?
I see the sad in everything
it’s why I can’t handle
the sight of gerbils in a pet store
or a wailing squirrel in a tree,
stray cats who are…

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Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket

Speculative fiction writer from New York. Editor of Scuzzbucket. For published work visit francoamatiwrites.com or buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/francoamati