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“The Crow Dance.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.


The Crow Dance

Pockets. That’s where they dance,
the crows and the hawks,
when the Santa Ana’s blow in.

Perfectly balanced between updraft
and down, they find the sweet spot,
where they don’t have to flap a wing.



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Erika Burkhalter

Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)