Haiku: ‘Presence of the Reaper’

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Cackle of magpie
Coarse caws of gathering crows
Feast of the Reaper

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem ‘Dark’


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

poem and image © copyright dfbarker 2012