“Longer than the song of a whippoorwill”

I have sung that lyric a thousand times over and never understood it.

I lay here in a bed in my parents house in the middle of no where and listen to this night bird’s cry.

I have never been here this time of year-always busy with finishing up school and Summer Games.

Newly a birder, I open my app to look up a picture of this incessant bird.

He lacks the physical allure of his daytime counterparts.

In short, he is ugly.

I now understand why he is nocturnal.

His song continues and I wonder how many other songs are ignored because the singer is ugly

How many have been forced into the night to be heard?

Because no one would spare them a second glance during the day.