a crow, charcoal black, fierce eyes, blue
saturn ring in neck, beak dense black
sharp, arrived mysterious from nowhere
sat on a tree branch bearing mangoes
that protruded to front court yard of the
house, and began to peck it furious! .
inside the house, parents, uncle, aunt and
children sat around grandma, anxiety writ
on face, for she lay speechless for days.
a shattering sound brought all of them to
court yard, saw branch lay fallen, quickly
did the crow fly away leaving the tree! .
when returned home, on surprise wailing of
mother, they found to great shock, grandma
had flown away with the mysterious crow! .