Two Crows

by Sandy Carlson
The pines, heavy with rain, 
Shudder under the weight of one crow
On a branch near our suet feeder.
A squirrel follows.
                                   He is 
Learning about suet.
                                   The crow hops, 
Caws, caws, caws. A second 
Crow sends a second shudder through the 
Same tree. The squirrel skitters 
Off, invisible on a grey day.

 2002 by Sandy Carlson. All rights reserved.