D. E. Thompson: a poem



Crow


A hangdog crow, indecisively

slumped on a post,

hesitates between nowheres.


Something's crushed his gusto.


Failure must be inherent

in his life too. Sometimes

feathers get their sheen

from a slow leak of serotonin.



Don Thompson has been writing about the San Joaquin Valley for over fifty years. He has published a dozen or so books and chapbooks. For more information and links to publishers, you can visit his website here: www.don-e-thompson.com.