The other day, I found this dead crow in the middle of the road, just outside my daughter’s school. I suspect, given the time of year, that she was a young one, fairly fresh from the nest, still learning to identify the dangers of living in such close proximity to humans. We’re thankful that the school district pays a nice woman to be a cross-guard there because commuters speed by so carelessly. This baby was not so lucky.
I wonder if the car even braked before it mowed her over. Did they even notice her beautiful little body swaggering along the center line, or were they too busy texting? Or did the driver swerve to hit her, chalking it up as one strike against dark forces? What about all the other people who ran over her afterwards, flattening her body to a pancake? Did they even notice?
Slow down, people. Slow down and see what you’re doing. Open your eyes.