A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS
(7/2/11)


hawk
brown and white
plumage
of beauty
ruffled
by summer's
early morning
breeze

unfortunately
the bird
lies dead
in a city
gutter
after
being forced
to extend
hunting grounds
in drought-like
conditions

I drive
past
wondering
at the former
state of
life

10 minutes
later
at my
desk
a cluttered inbox
displays a different
semblance
of disordered
death

I open
a bottle
of water
take a deep
breath
and dig
in

feathers
also
askew