What the Ravens Know
Andrew Marshall

here is what the ravens know
in the great parch, when the sun in sudden mercy
vanishes behind the mountains—

—that the wide earth is a map unfolding
and each path that switchbacks
through the junipers and piñons
is a line to follow on to different skies

Andrew Marshall is a multi-disciplined artist living and working in the American Southwest. His work has appeared in Trampset and Gravel.