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.)