The Sligo Hospital. Sligo, Ireland.
The wet Mall pavement reflects the quiet evening light;
Grey envelopes the Sligo Hospital.
Of a sudden, a quadrillion crows
Burst chittering into the sky
Reeling over the darkening scene
Flocking momentarily to the car park
Then heeding the sign warning
"FOR HOSPITAL PARKING VIOLATORS,
APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE TAKEN"
Tumultuously rise like wind driven leaves
And finally settle, complaining,
in the black Beech and Chestnut trees.