Nights become surreal
shadows of my mind
a darkling kind I can almost feel
whispers things not truly heard
twitterings of a bird
I sleep

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Dirge for a Hawaiian crow

The scientists have a bloodlust on them
as merciless as hunters —
They tagged your fragile claws
and caged you, for your own good,
far away from your forests

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A Bird

A bird in the hand
Still warm, my children say it moved
Its eyes like seeds, all seeing nothing
No word now it lies, mossy softness

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