Otata 37

  • autumn's end . . .
    a vulture turns over
    the pieces

     

    urban garden . . .
    among skeletal trees
    a vulture waits

     

    summer grasses . . .
    a vulture circles over
    soldier's dreams

     

    stricken ill
    a vulture scavenges
    extant dreams

     

    dawn parade . . .
    a vulture flies itself
    at half-mast

     

    moon halo —
    the vulture eyes
    a ring finger

     

    Irish stew —
    finnegan's wake
    of vultures

     

    branching out —
    vultures in committee
    form a quorum

     

    a vulture
    sniffs out the state
    of Denmark

     

    seventh day . . .
    vultures feed on the
    afterbirth

     

    pas de deux . . .
    a vulture outsmarts
    the crow

     

    darkening sky . . .
    vultures keep watch over
    a vale of tears

     

    empty sky . . .
    a vulture returns
    to fuck all

     

  • in between flashes
    the presence of trees
    no longer there

  • the glory of being not as it seems