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Earlier.

 the dog and I edged around
the freshly crushed remains
of a mourning dove oh no I thought
I heard they mate for life
someone is lonely
three on those wires where four had been.
Crows appeared on the road.
Next day a mob of mourning doves assembles
on the lawn on the wires
near where the one was killed
a funeral I guess and the day after that
there are four doves again
a funeral
followed by a wedding.
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Title Annotation:Poetry
Author:Carson, Louise
Publication:Queen's Quarterly
Article Type:Poem
Date:Mar 22, 2019
Words:108
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