At dusk, a few crows are circling
over the cemetery. Then others
join them and the soaring spiral
expands, like they are holding
a place in the sky.

They are like words
in search of a poem
no one wants to write.

Then the leader heads
straight for the roost
and the spiral unwinds
and the black book goes
back on the shelf unwritten,

Warren Woessner is the Senior Editor of ABRAXAS magazine. His most recent collection of poetry is, “Clear All the Rest of the Way” (Backwaters Press).