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  • Gary Hunter

In the Raven's Shadow - Sept. 19, 2022

who doesn’t put an eye

on the lone raven

perched on the park bench

and look back

as they pass?

rumors of delinquency

a bad reputation

pickers of roadkill trash cans

thieves bullies murderers

even among their own kind

some will run at it

yell wave it away

a warning if the

witch-eyes glance back

as it’s leaving

it remembers injustice

with the patience

of a shadow

carefully in the

middle of the day

much less restrained

deep into the night

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