Archive for July 2009

Crow Assault Haiku

img_3017In response to yesterday’s wholly unnecessary assault on my shoe (see Berry Stains from the Sky), I have decided to memorialize the event in haiku.

In the first poem, I write from what I imagine to be the perspective of the assaulting crow. The second poem describes the event from my perspective, starting with the crows on the ground, followed by the realization that they were distracting for the attacker from above.

summer is most fun
eating berries in the tree
poop on humans’ heads

young crows in the park
diversion! third crow in tree!
they laugh, stain my shoe

Berry Stains from the Sky

A young crow pooped mulberries on my white running shoes today.

I am pretty sure it was deliberate, and I am pretty sure he was aiming for my head.