All things bright and beautiful

I wonder if this crow feels
beautiful — adorned as he
is, banded in
silver, white, red, blue?

There is surely
an added confidence
in his stride, looking
and bounding about.

And he doesn’t seem
to mind my closer
admiration, as I study
his jewelry, ringed

about the bracelets,
talons, curled and
glimmering, that flash:
that corvid savoring.

Beauty known.

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