04 April 2011

The Crow is Really a Mockingbird

Desk placed just so
monitor wedged in the corner
field of vision bounded
by wall and window

Banal tarmac and beige cars
between the stocks and the trees
where one indeed has a crows' nest
Figuratively, because its only a perch

Crows sit there everyday, he sees,
ebony question marks against
pearly skies and blue, raspy calls
mocking, cursing, he cannot tell

They sit and stare, watching his moves,
Late afternoons when shadows fall,
he rubs his eyes, his ears, unsure if
he sits in an office or a graveyard


  1. I've always thought ALL birds were mocking birds.

    Lousy little winged things, flying whenever they like...


  2. the crows at the grand canyon camping ground are the worst...evil black monsters. they ARE just watching you, waiting for you to drop.....

  3. I agree with the others. Crows are just BAD.

  4. Ok...need to discuss your view of crows.


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