Poem: ‘Dark’

Dark

Rook on the roadside straight ahead
you step aside casually
only just avoid my wheels.
Is that why I smile at the mirror
see you promptly step back
to continue to pick and prod
and pull at roadkill entrails
some straitjacket driver provides?
Like the crow, the raven, the jackdaw—
few are as bright as you, so dark
in colour and reputation

copyright Leofwine Tanner 2019

4 comments

  1. j matthew waters · June 25

    I really like this one, nicely done.

    Like

  2. Leofwine Tanner · June 25

    I thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Libby · June 25

    Nice one. Made me smile.

    Like

  4. Leofwine Tanner · June 25

    Thanks so much for your comment.

    Like

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