POEM: Crow in a Combative Stance

metallic beak —
rough striations worn smooth
like rough iron, burnished

feet planted wide–
one fore & one back,
in a combative stance

head low —
beak pointed accusatorily,
swiveling to resettle the eye

then, with flapping wings,

it’s gone

DAILY PHOTO: Zebras at Mosi-oa-Tunya

Taken in June of 2017 at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia