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Self-Portrait As Nine Crow Statues

Estan Rodriguez

overlooking town. A mile

out are real crows; rooks

in parks checked by marsh

wren feathers. The forest

echoes lilies. Summer-

campers watch robins

flit around. No-one looks

at the nine frozen crows

enough to see malachite

grow on each bronze wing.

Estan Rodriguez is a young poet living in the U.S. His work is published or forthcoming in Eunoia Review, Paper Crane, Beaver Mag., as well as others. He currently edits poetry for Cloudscent Literary Journal. You can try to find him birdwatching on Saturday mornings, but he walks quietly and doesn’t leave a trace.

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