In Unison

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Yesterday on my drive home

Eye observed a mystery in the sky:

The Bulbous Flock of Starlings

undulating in cloud formation

over and across the side of the road

parked on to watch —

They flew like a giant school of fish

as one unit

my first viewing of such phenomena

and phenomenal They were —

finally landing, matting the road-side wires

with Their chattering blackness