Dogs 2015

RAPTOR REGRET
(10/4/15)


the hawk
spotted
the single crow
in an open
field

dived

attacked

the crow
called out

the trees
bordering the field
came to life
with the caws
of the victim's
murder

a black swarm
erupted
and harried
the hawk away
to a perch
on a light pole

scores
of the smaller birds
lined
the power wires

not attacking
but awaiting
any further
movement

when the hawk
finally took flight
it was accompanied
by a dark cloud
of bad decision