Thursday, December 24, 2009

black bird tongue

one of the kids is going feral
I saw him looking out the window
at a blackbird in the snow
his eyes stark yellow his tongue flicking
engaged and slow a week later he came in with a rabbit
in his mouth slicked it down blooming and bloody on the carpet

still jerking a little
look he says what I have brought to the table
I am concerned for his future as a politician
or town dignitary if the Press learn of this early deviance
this is how they start
then scales form behind the ears
next thing they sprout feathers
from the shoulders

and all is lost
I hope for some intervention from upon high
to save my son from the high winds
that have come so early upon him

there is still
(the air is still)

just....... time


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