Vineyard Verses : For thirsty marauders
Martha's Vineyard Times File Photo
A sight guaranteed to stir my wrath
Is that of crows in the small birds' bath.
Crows don't come to bathe, as one might think;
most seem quite thirsty, and come to drink.
When crows leave, small birds are bereft;
they find quickly, there's no water left.
Small birds are easily intimidated;
so it's best if the crows are separated.
Crows show up any time, beginning at dawn;
so I'll place a larger bath elsewhere on the lawn.
As alternate sites I don't have a lot;
but by next spring, I'll find a spot.