Common Grackle

eric mccarty
2 min readApr 12, 2024
Common Grackle — Headless Now — Lyrical Prose — Moca McCarty Photo

Common grackle:

so it seems that I’ve recently discovered the common grackle, a medium sized bird that slightly resembles a crow or raven at first glance. Of course they’ve been here all along and in large numbers too, yet somehow they’ve escaped my notice, never capturing my imagination. I’m embarrassed to think that I’ve dismissed them as simply a blackbird without distinction, as even their name suggest that there’s nothing very…

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eric mccarty

Writer, prose poetry, meditation teacher and lifetime student