Switched-on Gutenberg Issue 20
Game Day
A crow, big as a linebacker, lands on the feeding table,
muscles in on the blue jays, redwings, and white throats
huddled there in this late March snowfall—Virginia,
where it really should be spring. The field is covered
with a white tarp, and every twig, branch, and limb
is outlined in white, a muscular filigree. Out
of nowhere, the cardinal blows his red whistle.

Copyright 2014,  Barbara Crooker

Barbara Crooker is the author of four full-length books of poetry and twelve chapbooks. Her awards include the Word Press First Book Award, the Paterson Award for Excellence in Literature, the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, and the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award.

Background Photo Copyright 2014,  Geoffrey A. Landis

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