The eavesdroppers

Rook eavesdrops on our conversation,
a black shape, rising when he’s heard the news,
dipping across the field, finding his gang –
and me, I eavesdrop on his chattering,
the calls from branch to branch,
wondering what news he shares,
what mockery, what love?

A quadrille for Kim at dVerse. Our word is “eavesdropper”.