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Carrion

Studying the studying
staring back - heavy shiney black
on the coffin road - I stood in the gods
an imposing carrion crow perched
Johnny Cash of fauna
Studying the studying
piercing dark inquisitive eyes
scanning for a body - to beak hack 

Leaving - his panoramic but dead
observation tree, higher than me
the white thickly splattered  
heavy branch reverberates -
a silent metronomic 
Catching thermals or up draughts 
vulturing round and rising
his energy conservation guarantee

Pin point eyesight for miles
cleaning catchment of two valleys 
funeral bell caw  caw   caw fades
into feathered undertaker silence
Smelly mutton, frogs, afterbirth 
and cold lamb, traditional tallies
contemporary road fill habit
rat hedgehog squirrel - rabbit



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