Brice: People as pigeons? The whole idea seems bird-brained!
Devani: Well, in lots of ways humans are.
Carlos: If we become stuck or in conditioned routines, are we not bird-brained?

Pidgin Poem

If we regarded people as pigeons
our vision would achieve new heights.

Pigeons are eminent pragmatists
who bicker if the stakes are low
but when there's genuine danger
take flight.

These birds have a clear pecking order
and skillfully gauge strength and size.

So next time you ruffle your feathers
or feel stuck in a cage
remember our feathered kin

Adapting to fate's whims
surviving when pickings are slim

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