NaPoWriMo Day 5-Circle of life

Unexpected finds

Vultures dancing on air

Brown form lies in death

Food for life.

Who know what led to the demise

As the battle becomes more fierce,

Black wings like fists shake angrily

As some move in

Others give way.

Searching for spots to tear,

No open flesh to give easy entry

A hard fought meal will ensue

Circle of life on a tired trail.

I would have loved to view him alive,

To see the beast with kin

Moving through the forest deep,

Yet in perpetual sleep he lay

Waiting to fade into the remains of today

Picked clean in time feeding many,

Forgotten around the next curve

We walk away somber yet aware

Of the impermanence of this life,

Short moments cherished.

Today’s prompt was to write about heirloom plants and their unique names yet having a brown thumb, chose instead to let my mind wander to heirloom pigs, and then back a bit farther to earlier today when we happened across a fresh carcass of a wild boar. Not large, perhaps the size of a fifty to seventy pound dog….thirty or so black vultures picked at it and fought for a piece….life in its extreme elements of life and death. I have photos but chose not to include them…..instead a googled image of a wild boar…..but they are good eating brined and slow smoked. ….my bad……

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6 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 5-Circle of life

  1. I’m glad I didn’t see it die….it looked asleep, I wondered if it got hit by a poisonous snake or something…..not what I anticipated to see on the leisurely nature trail….a good day, lots of bird watching and gators too😊 thanks Andy….did you join in on napo? I’m going to play catch up tomorrow on my full mailbox of good reads😊
    Peace and love,
    K

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  2. A woman we encountered on the way told us about it on another trail a short distance away so we chose to go see nature in action. Poor thing looked like a sleeping pig in the water, it wasn’t breathing any longer from what we could see but those birds, snapping at each other and the wing spans, wow……no blood thank goodness….besides, I can’t grow plants, I’m very adept at killing those….I’m glad you liked it Tre….I’ve a lot of catching up to do after my friends depart….and I owe you a letter too. I look forward to chatting😊 miss you😊

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  3. The description/disclaimer/explanation of the prompt had me nearly gagging while I read it. Thanks for that, Kim. LOL.

    On to this solid imagery-packed poem of yours though…

    “I would have loved to view him alive,

    To see the beast with kin

    Moving through the forest deep,

    Yet in perpetual sleep he lay

    Waiting to fade into the remains of today

    Picked clean in time feeding many,

    Forgotten around the next curve

    We walk away somber yet aware”

    Solid writing here and a descriptive way to show the reader exactly what you saw. I felt like I was right there during the entire scene.

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