Eating Crow

A protest of crows
met at the Sunoco
sending contingents
across Armory Street
in Springfield
American crows
in a tumult
cawing news
of fumbled rebellion
more ignominy than murder
more sorrow than resistance

edited by Jane Yolen and published by Straw Dog Writers Guild.


  1. Woww!💜 Congratulations for getting this powerful poem published in Compass Roads, Marian! Such palpable pain and sorrow in those closing lines..

  2. This is a great write. And I say that because I believe it, not just because I'm a former Springfieldian (over by The X). My hat's off!

  3. And I thought we lived in a world without Jim Crow laws and prejudices...sigh


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