Marcin Liszkiewicz

Crow

Spy of darkness – crow
Decadent bird, some say
Had to escape from being shot.

Stigmatised by artists
for killing joy
with the shadow of its wings.

This time people were quick
to throw stones
at such a bad omen.

No time to imitate black smoke
above chimneys
or spilled ink
in presidential secretary’s office.

Old miner’s hands
dirty with coal.

Marcin L

Marcin Liszkiewicz, a happy
husband and father of two.
Amateur poet who used to
live in UK for seven wonderful
years. Writing helps him
remember elegance and
uniqueness of North Yorkshire
and Scottish Highlands.
Through his poetry Marcin tries
to start and continue
conversation with the world
around him. He now lives
in Poland.