Maybe I'm Obsolete Like The Crow

Courtsey: Vivian Hua

Courtsey: Vivian Hua

I’ve been around for a long time
and so have crows. 

Nobody thrills to a crow sighting.
A crow is black and perches in a tree

and caws.
No cause for excitement.

Not one edgy young thing calls out,
“I see you.”

Mostly the edgy, trendy, cool, hip, rad
(I don’t even know the latest “in” word),

mostly these people pay crows no mind.
Haven’t they heard of the Crow Toll?

That’s what the squashed raccoon
pays on the pavement.

Not sexy,
but oh, so useful.

Or tell me, children,
have you ever considered sky burial?