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Another Crow Poem

By Francine Marie Tolf


I know, I know. But the bloodlust in this bird's scream

drained noon from my veins. I saw him then

on the top rail of the fence

where the trail forked--

the clouded yellow eyes filled with hate,

the slice of white war paint

splitting a beak that could dent steel.


Three joggers passed

in a flash of electric tights

and mirrored sunglasses.

The crow regarded them mildly.

Jumped down from his perch

and seemed to consider.


Then shot like a stream of tobacco spit

one last glance of malice

towards animal-loving, tree-hugging me,

before waddling into woods.

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Taken on February 24, 2012