Counting Crows

Counting beats of five,  jackdaw or raven,

cawing insistently outside this window all day.

I can’t finish a line, stanza, page.

My wife says nothing is out there,

but its shadow is on the page.

 

 

(Note:  With a nod to the crow as described by Maria Mazziotti Gillan in her book Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories.)

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