murder on the side of the road

as i drove
down
the empty highway
i witnessed
a murder
hovering
over the barren fields
circling
in preparation
of a meal
or so
i assume

the quiet drive
filled
with sudden
apprehension
as the black eyes
stared
with menace
at something
on the cold ground
far below
then
en masse
they swooped

a small rabbit
clutched
in the murderous
talons
as they flew off
as one
to feast
upon the tender flesh
of youth
i watched
in appreciation
at the smooth
strike

i witnessed
a murder of crows
and what
i can only guess
was the murder
of a little bunny
i kept my eyes
forward
after that
afraid
i was
an unwilling
witness
to the savage beauty
of nature

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