Murder For Hire

vengeful crows perch on a wire
watch me through the window
a morose murder for hire

their sullen gaze never tires
sloe eyes tell me they know
vengeful crows perch on a wire

they have seen my dark desires
witnessed my bloody tableau
a morose murder for hire

their voices raise in a raucous choir
my guilty face they know
vengeful crows perch on a wire

I fear my circumstance is dire
as they wait for darkness to grow
a morose murder for hire

the sagacious birds plan my funeral pyre
beneath the half-moon’s ashen glow
vengeful crows perch on a wire
a morose murder for hire

©2021 KT Workman



Poetry form: villanelle


Image by loveombra from Pixabay

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