Bird of Prey
Raptor’s eyes glint
And the plan is forming.
Pure unbridled power from the dawn of time
Will soon be storming.
Raptor’s wings spread
Eddying up on the silence.
A flash of the talons that seal the crime
Natural in its violence.
Raptor’s beak tears
The flesh fragment by fragment,
Fluffy chicks replete, drowsy at bedtime.
Prey slain with detachment.
Cover the babes for protection.
On duty all night and alert all the daytime
The art of natural selection.