A Preponderance of Hawks


I saw three hawks yesterday morning.

Two were sitting on light poles

And the third on a bale of hay.

They all seemed larger than life


The way some things can

Right before they pass.

I believe they were all Red-shouldered hawks

And cursed myself for not having my SLR.


It was an early Sunday morning,

People trafficking in faith and sleeping late.

My son and I both saw them

As we drove the somnolent streets.


And being amateur orinthologists

We wondered what could be divined?

Then realized their hunger drove them

Development aka progress had driven them


From the forest and canopies

And now they were out in the open

Hungry, starving, shivering despite the sunshine

The way some things can right before they pass.


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