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  A Necessary Death
by Lloyd Lofthouse
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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An eye-witness poem.


I witnessed a brutal murder
Walking home
From the Sunday farmers’ market
And did nothing.

The temperature was
In the nineties.
The sun beat the pavement
Without mercy
Heating the bottoms of my feet
Through my soles.

I stood on the sidewalk
Under that sun,
A voyeur
Along with two men
Taking a break
From mowing lawns.

We watched,
Fascinated,
From beginning to end
That robin,
Or was it a blue jay,
I can’t remember,
On the limb of
That shady tree
Plucking out the eyes,
The brain,
The inner organs
Until only the skin remained
From what had been
A field mouse.

The bird slipped
The mouse pelt
Onto a broken twig
Jutting from the branch.
What was left of a life
Hung like a winter overcoat,
A mouse pelt jacket,
Waiting
To keep a bird warm
So it didn’t have to
Fly south
For the winter.

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Lloyd,

Wow. I am undone by the power of your pen - excellent, compelling lines tell quite a story - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Descriptive and very captivating....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
This is great, Lloyd. I really like it, but I think you could
drop the last three lines. -gene
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