Haiku: ‘Two Sides of Falling’

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Change is beautiful
Corvids squawk their acceptance
I do not comply

Copyright Francis Barker 2020


Poem: ‘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