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Earth Day...redux

While I generally write haiku, for once, I didn't.  I composed this poem a year ago; it seemed to work for Earth Day.  Like my fake review (to be posted on April 1), it is being posted a day late as my posting yesterday went awry (ever have your computer glitch up at the last moment?).  Regardless,...

 

                            Return to earth

 

     Reduce, recycle, reuse,

     the bird, not celebrated,

        (except in Hinckley)

     follows the premise.

 

     Gliding, winging its way

     Clearing

     fields and highways--

     each spring

     returning

     to winter's detritus.

 

    The reaper's shadow

       watches for death,

    gliding and soaring on thernals,

    joined now by companions.

 

    Hulking forms with bald, red heads

      tearing at decaying flesh

    ripping 

      from bones.

 

    Without status

      of raptor hawk

    Scavengers

    feast on leftovers.

    Reduce,

    recycle,

    reuse.