POST 136:

by Carol Bass

VULTURE ECSTASY

You are one of God’s favorite
when your outpost is
Jehossee Island or Murrells Inlet
the deep swamps near the Pocotaligo
or any power line
running over the savannas

Your African cousins
of the Tagora plains,
or the Ethiopian cliffs
surely Earth’s wildest,
How does GOD’s lap feel?

Soaring from gravity
and bondage
no viciousness nor violence
as you clean the bones

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