Pair of Morning Crows on a Lawn After the Rains

Ryan Quinn Flanagan


Peckish down deep in twin gesture,

this pair of morning crows on a lawn after the rains;

obvious mates, that familiar shared gait

as if talking over the old times,

but what hunger has ousted from the moment is frivolous nostalgia –

worms flooded out of earth, what a treat!

This plodding onyx alliance, never more than a few feet apart,

seemingly working as a team in all endeavours:

so this is what they have meant each time

impenetrable castle hugs trusted moat.


Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many mounds of snow. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Kavya Kishore Magazine, GloMag, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

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