Posted by: Ron DuBour | June 10, 2015

Red-Tail~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Red-Tail

 

"Red-Tailed Hawk in Flight" Photo by Laura Cyphert From ibc.lynxeds.com

“Red-Tailed Hawk in Flight”
Photo by Laura Cyphert
From ibc.lynxeds.com

steam-whistle screams
pierce a circular sky
red tail flared on the air
soaring fire of feathers
culmen keen for a kill
damp with dinosaur hunger
eyes flooded with yellow
acuity dominant organs
decisively triggering
instinctive impulse
for dive-bomb attack
on a half-hidden hare
in its moment of mortal
mistake in assuming
tall grass gives it haven
and all of the while with
hood glove and tether
in hand does the falconer
wear sanguine smile


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