The crows are screaming in the forest. Hard to tell if this is an accusation or a sentencing, but they shrill their own name, Murder! Murder! Murder! Only grief is this insistent. Finally, from the other side of the creek, the soft boo- boo of an owl in the wrong time of day: maybe “sorry," maybe just a protest against the light.
Bethany F. Brengan
Bethany F. Bregnan is a freelance writer and editor. She is also staff writer for a nonprofit in Silverdale, WA. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula and spends her spare time drinking tea and overanalyzing comic books. Her writing has appeared in The Hollins Critic, Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing, The 2015 Poet’s Market, Poetry Quarterly, The Crucible, The Upper Room, Cicada, etc. She is a contributing writer to Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder: Scholars and Creators on 75 Years of Robin, Nightwing and Batman (McFarland Books).