Two Crows and Two Humans on a Country Road


I jumped out of the car. My head was down, I was heading right for the mailboxes. I wondered when the jogger I passed while driving would catch up with me. I heard his paces rounding the bend just as two crows perched in the canopy caught my eye. I gaped as I looked up. My mind darted like a rabbit evading a predator - between reverie as I watched the black silhouettes and distraction (never seen this jogger, who was he?, should I greet him and make him feel at ease on this country road? or should I watch the crows? hardly see crows this patient with two people nearby...). Politeness got me. I greeted the jogger.