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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The vacant lover

This empty house is aching
with loneliness for you
The sofa sags, the windows
are crusted with dirt —
and you are not here
to see the ginger flowers bloom

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