Today's poem is by Cameron Thomas

Apprehension in the Blurry Trees

Fallen, what can a leaf care about being plucked from its

Two crows forage on the roof across the street, stepping
      along a gutter, picking through tan and rusty
      swatches, and casting them to the ground.

One finds what he wants, so he steps to the edge, drops,
      and glides across the blurry trees.

The other remains, keeping a leaf in her beak as though
      it were a body.

She must be the one who speaks from the heart and ruins

Copyright © 2008 Cameron Thomas All rights reserved
from Lyric
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