Kids and Crows Dec. 2015: a 420 Character 9-liner by Patty with SKETCHES!!

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I love that our kids remind me of crows:

An audacious complexity of language keeps them in touch with each other–

warning, informing, reminding, watching.

One generation helps each other & the elders:

“Need help? Here’s a tool. See this hook on the end?

Use it this way then store it here for the next time.”

When danger is spied (or mischief is at hand)

an “assembly” call issues forth;

AND they remember which I love.

-Written by the Nani who is also one of those women who writes so as to remember



A Crow of a Boy: First in a Series of 9 Line 420 Character Pieces Linking Crows to Family (I need a place to put them while I figure this out; and isn’t this Paper Camera thing amazing?!)

Luke sees work needs to be done

since his parents park their cars outside

so that Jack Frost can etch-a-sketch them each day, and,

like the baby crows who live in nuclear families who love each other

and not only make and use tools, but also fashion them

depending on which bird culture they’re born into,

he grabs a gadget and sets to work

scraping the windshield, the doors, the driveway, grass, tree bark:

a worker!

PATTY 12/6/12

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