A Murder of Crows

” Shut up! Be quiet already!”

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” Good morning to you too. Who are you shouting at?”

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” I am trying to get the birds to shut up. They won’t let me sleep. First the parakeets, now the  sun birds. And the crows!  I woke up by one crow’s screechy call and then suddenly there were crows answering from near and far, their calls echoing back and forth. ”

” A whole murder of crows.”

Pomi gave me a squinty look.

” A murder of crows,

a  generation of vipers,

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a plague of locusts

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a gang of elks

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a float of crocodiles

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or a zeal of zebras

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I don’t care, I am tired. I want to go back to bed!”

Pomi climbed the canopy swing.

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He lay down and fell asleep right away whispering  as he dozed off: a sneak of weasels… a horde of hamsters… a lounge of lizards… , a sleuth of bears,  a clutter of cats,  a …

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