I like how you describe that poem
more than the poem itself.
You see things I don't,
and the things you see have deep meanings -
deeper perhaps than the poet intended.
You see birds symbolizing change.
The young leave the old
and neither knows the impact of the parting.
Shockingly this lack of comprehension is of no consequence
because there is love in the leaving.
Even after reading the poem several times,
I see crows.
I am not sure you are right,
but I know you are not wrong.
I would like to see that poem as you see it.
But whenever I see you and me in a mirror,
I am reminded:
you have poor eyesight and a temperament that is too tender.
They are your most egregious shortcomings,
and I have benefitted from both.
Luvgood Carp, Editor-in-Chief
First published in The Oddville Press