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Duplex: Somewhere Ravens Pray for Us – Jonathan Yungkans

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Duplex: Somewhere Ravens Pray for Us
title after John Ashbery

Between sleep and the blackness of feathers,
two ravens turn in place, pause and preen.

          near power lines, a buzzing pause which also
          masks my own anxiousness, silence without peace.

in a flimsy gray paper-kind of dawn
which almost seems flattened like roadkill

          Something uplifting in corvid ablutions
          balances the morning on a black-coated wire

against the off-kilter drab surrounding us.
It’s routine as shared meditation—they

          with primping, me with watching them—rituals
          which make me feel less like I’ve napped on a wire,

current dancing underneath. The birds settle
and we rest as if all were ebony fledged.

Bio: Jonathan Yungkans is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer whose work has appeared in MacQueen’s QuinterlyPanoplySynkroniciti and other publications. His second poetry chapbook., Beneath a Glazed Shimmer, won the Clockwise Chapbook Prize and was published by Tebor Bach in 2021.

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