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Black bird lying on the concrete, head tucked in, could be asleep. Above birds flock in one direction, in acrobatic displays, towards their destination. Twist and curl, soar and dive – this one may not have turned in time.

Many black birds flying overhead

Photo from Flickr by ashraful kadir

In a cacophony of desperate cackles they call.

Gather in an ominous swarm – black speckles on bare wintery branches.

A Hitchcock movie, waiting to hear, “Action.”

Black Birds on Branches

Photo by Arlene, Jan. 2013

But this one lies on the concrete, head tucked in, could be asleep. Who will move him – erase the trace of his existence?

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Black birds in the morning, flying to the bare trees

Photo by Arlene, Jan. 2013

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