Merseyside Magpie

Poet
keeper of the keys
ruler of the universe
raises its mind as if to disperse another cryptic sound from within its soul,

Caw!

Caw!

Caw!

flying to the east to greet the sun in all of its glory
feeding furiously on golden rays
conversing with his brothers & sisters at noon
pausing to reflect inside the wind,
atop Allerton cemetery trees at 4
rejoins the world, as the west side settles in for the night
drinking & laughing & cackling,

Caw!

Caw!

Caw!

By Charles Bernstein