Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dead Bird Still Dead

More than a year ago a bird got itself stuck under the elevated subway track near my apartment. Not being able to free itself, it eventually died. Then its body slowly decomposed, the progress of which I watched twice daily for a couple of months.

Then the MTA closed the staircase that led right up to the dead body for about 6 months as they rebuilt the stairs. They didn't bother to remove the body. And to this day the dead body is still there.

This is a sight that begins and ends my days.

While the quantity of shows on forensic science that Kelley makes me watch may make me feel like I have an expert understanding of how bodies decompose, I clearly don't as I am amazed that this bird appears to be more-or-less in tact after all this time.