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poetry by j matthew waters

crows of aleppo


crow followed me home
like a shadow over my sorrow
squawking like a dog does
not knowing where to turn

by the time I got there
it had burned to the ground
that crow following me home
suddenly a dozen or more

as they circled up above
a calm enveloped my being
those crows following me home
neither ally nor enemy




june two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “crows of aleppo

  1. “Neither ally nor enemy” … most of the people nowadays are like those crows. They don’t have any feelings other than indifference.
    Wonderful poem!

  2. I can see the image of these words in my mind

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