Christmas Crow

We watched the crow with fascination

as it tap tapped on the window pane,

saw its black eyes gleaming,

its wet feathers shining

in the moonlight.

And we understood.

We understood that it wanted to join us,

to perch amongst the baubles

on our shining tree

to share our fireside warmth

on Christmas Eve

and escape 

the cold winter rain.

We heard it promise

to sing for us

We opened the window

and let it in.

It crowed a Christmas carol.


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