Treasure Island

Matt Mondschein

(3/16/60 / Macungie, PA.)

Counting Crows


They langour
Among the powered lines
Anticipating
Anxiously
Their next meal

Roadkill
The captain, some three odd pounds
With a butcher blade beak and
Onyx feathers
Caws and bellows his commands
Swoops

First dibs on a crushed rabbit
Fills his belly
Caws twice again
Satisfied

Leftovers are for his troops
The captain returns to his post
Surveys the asphalt
For his platoons next meal

Submitted: Thursday, January 04, 2007
Edited: Saturday, December 18, 2010

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  • jack russell (1/4/2007 12:11:00 PM)

    Love this, Matt! Unlike your poetic crows, I can never get my fill of 'real' everyday poetry...of which this is a prime example. Great title to boot :)
    Best wishes.
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