There is a small lake near my house.
Often when I drive by, I will see a few vultures
sitting quietly on the bank.
I always wonder why they are in a suburban neighborhood like ours,
but then our neighborhood is situated in a swamp along the river,
so I guess the woods offer a selection of tasty treats for them.
But a couple of days ago,
I was driving near the mall and saw that on every light pole above me,
a vulture sat looking down at the road.
One, two, three, four, five vultures in all.
Gray sky, dark muscular vultures eyeing cars on the road below,
it all seemed a perfect preview of Halloween.