The Shriek

by on June 12, 2018 :: 1 comment

The shriek,
the ear piercing harbinger
of escalating devastation.

It always starts with the shriek.

The screech owl,
power from the sky,
feathered menace
swooping down,
destroying the mice,
rolling their bones,
dive bombing,
tearing them apart.

Their homes strewn across the landscape
as the pulse of life winds down
and the shriek subsides.

editors note:

Deaf to destruction; shriekers never stay to hear the sobs, see the stark desolation. – mh clay

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