a ruckus of crows
outside the polling place
all-day fog

 


4 Responses

  1. Mark Dailey Says:

    I LOVE the first line. I love crows and have tried for years to find good phrases to describe…well, their ruckus…but none so effectively as this. Wonderful, Susan!

  2. Susan Says:

    You've made my day, Mark. Thanks so much for your kind words.

  3. Mojde Says:

    Wonderful!

    Outside News…
    Upon Waves
    What goes on in the polling is hush

  4. Alan Summers Says:

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    a ruckus of crows
    outside the polling place
    all-day fog

    —SUSAN CONSTABLE

    As a great admirer of crows, I'm delighted that the term 'murder' isn't as often used as it was in the past. Great line, and I can imagine a polling venue at a church building, or goth like in other ways.

    The last line is not only Poe in feeling, but that the politicians and their teams never seem to have the foggiest about the general public! Highly atmospheric!

    Alan

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