Blackbirds on A Winter Evening

Creatures of the evening

Playing light upon the air

Throbbing feathers together on a copper sky

A coordinated, leaderless throng

Constant shift, living wave

Dancing to magnetic song

Seven neighbors swooping

Each in its changing space

Why such energy expended

On bulbous collective flight

Gleaning fields by day

They weave towns

Into winter nights


©2020 Lenny Wells

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