Friday, December 23, 2011

The Raptor and the Ravens

A Raptor
Lives in the area.
I watch her
Wide brown winged
Still flight.

Flying slow and low
Over the burnt
Summer sun grass.

Suddenly she swoops
And seizes.
Embraces the sky,
Something black
And struggling
Her talons.

Suddenly from
Out of nowhere
A murder of ravens
Chase and harass

Until she drops
Her burden.
Rapid the robbers

I speak with my prodigy.
What can this mean?
What can you foretell?

She stands silent
For several minutes.

All of your work
All of you efforts
Will be gobbled up
The rapacious ones.

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