Tuesday, September 24, 2013


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.

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