CARRION

My needy seizures* are reminiscent
of a roadside vulture
whom raw pink carcasses
willingly give themselves up to.

(I’ve never been fond of the chase.)

Occasionally I envy the graceful evasions
of the woodland doe but
they all end up in the ditch at some point.
Easy pickings.

(I take what I can get.)

*seizures: taking possession of

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