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Death Haiku

By Berniegourley @berniegourley

Death Haiku
scorpion corpse
sitting atop a wall
why die there?
vultures circle
i give them wide berth
they’ve yet to choose
ant-swarmed mantis
i thought you a leaf
do the ants know?
fresh flowers
mossy flush-set headstone
unseen, not lost
the potter’s field
out near the back fence
closer to the world

By in haiku, poem, Poetry on April 18, 2018.

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