this was traumatic.
perhaps a bit more so for me than the bird.
because i had to exercise all available willpower to remain a functioning member of society and not give in to the urge to root myself in the middle of the street and scream at the top of my lungs I HAVE STEPPED ON A BIRD! while conducting a hand-sanitizer-based immolation.
the bird seemed less affected. continuing on as before, pecking his beak into what i can only assume was his own bird poo but might've been someone else's.