Today's poem is by Jeff Tigchelaar

One Way of Looking at Thirteen Blackbirds

A black cat crossing your path is bad for luck, it's said.
But to cross the path of thirteen blackbirds —
that has to be a sign. There's meaning
in the way they're sitting on that line
side by shadowy side,
yellow eyes unblinking,
staring down at you
all of one mind,
just waiting
to dive.

Copyright © 2011 Jeff Tigchelaar All rights reserved
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