Artist: Fred Croydon
Cousin to the crow, the raven is a messenger bird, as mythologized by the Haida People of the Pacific Northwest United States. It symbolizes creativity and knowledge and has mystical attributes.
July 22, 2016
I sit on a covered deck
Listening to the steady flow of raindrops
Kept company by a lone leering crow
Holding vigil on a nearby lawn chair.
Life appears clean and simple
In the afterglow of convention phosphorescence
Fear falling like snow snared in a globe.
Saturated with rain now
The crow still sits in vigil
While I flap spiritual wings
Seeking to shake off the slick aura of hate
That rains down on me.
The crow fixes me with an intent stare
As if to say “Move. Now.”
Inertia is a choice.
© rita h kowats