Tag Archive: food chain

Testimony #1

Today, I witnessed and sensed a small bird’s fear
to have a red-shouldered hawk alight
upon an adjacent branch

Chagall 2017


Food Chain 101

I tuned in the mind
of a dog tonight, I think
a Taipei maybe.

Though I can’t be certain
I thought I heard: I love
you now, but back in the day
I swear I’d have eaten you whole.

© Chagall 2016

Ponder Some

Like Annie Dillard
I’ve learned to be
still enough so even
birds ignore me, they
settle so close oblivious
to my presence, the more
of this the better I think
– the great divide gone just like that.

there certainly is a food chain.

© Chagall 2016

Tenacious G

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A gnat evades being smashed
by twenty thousand times its mass
yet keeps coming back for more

Flies in and out of nostrils
with carefree abandon
resides in an eyelid or two

The wind from the blow that would destroy
is sufficient to propel it out of harm’s way

Do consider slow stealth assertion of the finger pad
as the more effective means to transition the gnat
a step back home to the dust

© Chagall 2014

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