Poem: When the Crows Worshiped Man

Illustration by Luis Alvarez

Illustration by Luis Alvarez

They erected monuments of cedar,
birch, and twine in the name of thee.
They conjugated in the hollow
of tree stumps. Offered worms and spittle
to the altar. Only those who repented were
worthy. They sacrificed hatchlings,
while crows cawed testimonials of faith
on soap-boxes, and blessed the murder
that gathered with circumcised wings.

Mari GomezComment