Dark, Dark Raven

crows over snow

caw! caw! angry crows
defending territory:
Raven will school you

scavenging among urban
shadows for fleeting morsels

swoop! swoop! they declare
as if attempting attack:
Raven will fool you

avenging perceived insult
with fleeting shadow gesture

dark — oh! — dark Raven:
never trust a scavenger;
macabre trickster