i am the ghost of a crow putting myself back together with trinkets i find my feathers were stolen so i use plastic ones in every colour i picked from a child's art project thrown out onto the street and what for eyes? i take acorns from the park watching a girl read in the shade of that mighty tree lying in the grass in a white sun dress but is there any scavenged object i could use for a heart? so far, i've tried fresh dandelion flowers, and a lost golden earring a shiny shell (and how! we're so far from the sea!) a fox's skull, and the bell from a stray cat's collar but nothing worked. maybe i was made to be this empty maybe what they did to me can never be undone.