Sinister Spring Heralds

Jackdaws sailed in on a brisk breeze

Descending on bare branches of tall trees

(Paused in black parentheses)


Jackdaws flocked in drizzly weather

Yapping and flapping off together

(Sharp of beak and ragged of feather)


Jackdaw lovebirds entwined and perched

Like gargoyles on a nearby church

(Sinister spring heralds in the silver birch)


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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