Crow Attack

by Aidan Andrew Dun

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Early stridor
in the green tops:
Shadowmouth’s
in the habitat.

A road-drill with
black feathers
an earth-digger
with vocal chords

This killing-machine
is on a spree
a jack-hammer
in the nursery

Plunging through
a living breakfast.
Mother and father
hysterically

Scream: Crow
attack!
Unable
to stop the feast
the tasting of the tidbits

Amber beak
bright-red descending
(as a butcher at
high-street table).

Jack-the-Lad
Jack-the-Ripper
dagger-man’s
flapping in glee.

Magpie Mum
at the massacre
Crow’s picnic
must see.

Early stridor
in the tree-tops:
hee, hee
Shadowmouth’s here.





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image: Jacques Demarthon

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