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Buffalo Crows

By Kastle Brill

Feed the crows

who stay with us each winter

who gather every evening

to fill the empty trees

with dark companions

in cemetery flocks

roosting in Forest Lawn

many-citied home

of the dead and living

black birds in sky-rivers

a four thirty flow

November civil twilight

low sky and low birds

above diagonal L’Enfant

& Olmsted Streets

Please

feed the crows

who welcome spring

with dark abandon

Please feed the crows

KASTLE BRILL will join poet Peter Siedlecki in a Readings at the RIC Series event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Research and Information Commons at Daemen College, 4380 Main St. in Amherst. A retired attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, she is a longtime co-editor of Earth Daughters, the Buffalo-based feminist literary magazine founded in 1971.