The Ancient Modern

I Watched With Them  /  Joshua Alan Sturgill         

thirteen ravens leaden quiet 
as the bells of midnight prayers 

standing in the wild clover
growing by the old stone stairs

like a shamans’ council gathered
to enact the Rite of Dawn

robed in sable burnished blue
all with sunrise risen, gone


All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2021 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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