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Love Song

We think only of the one-note racket,
the sharp, harsh caw of crow that claws at silence
in warning or begging or a rallying cry.

But the crow, too, sings—
not like the Romeo warblers,
so that all can hear, no—

it blends soft cooing and rattles and growls
to woo as it nuzzles and ruffles and bows,
as if the crow knows that some songs

are better when shared so close
that the only one who can hear them
is the one for whom they are sung.

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