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Caw-Caw-Caw
Linocut
2023

A 4-color reduction linocut
8" x 12" print size
11" x 15" paper size
Hand printed on BFK Rives paper
Edition: 12
Sold unframed
Price includes shipping within the U.S.

A copy of the poem will come with the print.

RIDDLE OF THE CROW

He hops instead of flies in his odd, upright manner.
When I startle him on the path, he squawks away,
rattles impotent wings, hollow bones pocked with air.

The murder flocks to his rescue,
swoops to perch on low branches,
caw-caw-caws its tribal warnings from above.

Each morning I leave a handful of kibble
on a stump. Sometimes I catch him
feeding. If I approach, he ruffles off,

a black panic in feathers. He knows my face,
yet holds me at bay, keeps the tension
between sustenance and threat. I name him

Edward Hopper, nurture him for half a year, hope
we will ride out the winter together. But
when two feet of snow erase the stump, he’s gone.

Leslie Moore

What Rough Beasts
Littoral Books, 2021