Friday, June 5, 2015

LOSS ~








Loss


 


Put no trust in nothing, not even yourself

Yesterday was like summer, today snow blows


I’ve walked six miles with an axe and wedge


Actually make my living near a river that runs bright water


Home to a small hawk found mangled in the woodshed


Eyes opening, I load my rifle but won’t use it


Instead talk with the closest thing to me right now


Heavy gloves moving back short feathers


The break in its neck, claws no use, eyes closing





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© Bob Arnold


from  DUO
Longhouse 2015



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