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A Crust of Bread

Story ID:11071
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:16
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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A Crust of Bread

is enticing – a tidbit
on a driveway of asphalt,
white morsel
against the blacktop

an offering to swoop away
captured one crow’s attention.
Rustles its feathers --
not one to miss the lure
of a tasty treat.

This vagabond bird begins
chanting his raucous call
and messages resonate
from tree to
yonder,

seeking his mate.
This morning’s snack
a prize for the hunt
and together a couple
descends to feeding bliss.

© 2016 Richard L. Provencher