Monday, July 12, 2021

Ancient Overlap

two crows on a line
watched a man work--

he dug, shoveled, raked.
disinterested as scientists,

the birds sat still, sometimes
taking  mental notes

to add to vast crow knowledge
of their neighbors. sometimes

they lifted a wing and beaked
mites off feathers. now

the man took a break, drank
water, ate a sandwich, tossed

bits of bread on the ground.
the birds dropped softly,

feathered shadows. they 
grabbed a quick lunch, took

their field notes back to the lab
made of sticks. humans,

crows. an ancient overlap
of societies. a relationship. 

hans ostrom 2021

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