Poets is powered by Vocal creators. You support Paul Crocker by reading, sharing and tipping stories... more

Poets is powered by Vocal.
Vocal is a platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for writers, musicians, filmmakers, podcasters, and other creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

How does Vocal work?
Creators share their stories on Vocal’s communities. In return, creators earn money when they are tipped and when their stories are read.

How do I join Vocal?
Vocal welcomes creators of all shapes and sizes. Join for free and start creating.

To learn more about Vocal, visit our resources.

Show less

Crows Perched On A Railing

Poem

On the way to work, I saw an interesting sight.

Although it was clearly day, this image represented the night.

Like the darkened voids I've come to know so well.

Just the sight of them was enough to compel.

My thoughts were kept from trailing.

When I spied five crows perched on a railing.

There they were all in a line.

Standing out like an obvious sign.

Not once did they flap or caw.

They remained quiet and ominous from what I saw.

My imagination was all but failing.

Until I witnessed these crows perched on a railing.

As I approached, sure they did fly.

Silently but gracefully into the sky.

Like muted widows fleeing from the graveside.

Too overwhelmed to speak of the love that died.

Through the bluest skies, the blackness is sailing.

After just being some crows perched on a railing.

Now Reading
Crows Perched On A Railing
Read Next
The Beach