Thursday, February 16, 2012

XVI: cheeky little cannibals

Some vagrant dropped the remainder
of their KFC meal in the open road
and now it has attracted
a frenzied score of hungry sparrows.

They are busy picking clean the bones
of their chicken kindred.
But know they not
the taste of bird-flesh?

See the little sprites feasting freely
upon deep-fried fowl carcasses
seasoned with eleven herbs and spices,
pausing only when an approaching automobile
causes them to swiftly scatter.

But just as swiftly, they all rush back
to their cheerful and lively repast
- such cheeky little cannibals.

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