Sunday, February 01, 2015

Quid Pro Crow

Jennifer Crow's poetry muse is lurking about this week, and in between trading jokes about cannibals, and my recent haiku about the Lao spectre known as the Phi Kongkoi, a terrifying grandmother spirit prone to kinniablism, she was inspired to write a poem in exchange, or as we've been calling it, Quid Pro Crow. Check out "Shared Blood" and also her poem "Burning Wings" for C.S.E. Cooney. Big thanks, Jennifer!

And here, then, is my poem for her:

Neighborly Scavengers 
We send cannibals,
You bring the sharpened teeth 
From Dark Crow baubles

And as for C.S.E. Cooney:

Noblesse Oblige
Bone swans and burning wings, 
Fables of paupers and queens. 
Eat, mere mortal hearts.

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