Treasure Island

r james sterzinger

(9-11-56 / midwest)

a murder of crows


driving
on thirty-sixth avenue
half-way between
the hospital
and home
I passed
the casket company truck
making morning deliveries

on the hill
was a murder of crows
I thought
then what do you call
a truckload of caskets?

a circumstance?

Submitted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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  • Patti Masterman (9/26/2009 5:39:00 PM)

    I love this too much. I have always loved how crows are called a 'murder', and you know, a circumstance of caskets sounds just about right. Are you sure you made that up? (smile) (Report) Reply

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