28 Apr
the beast looms over land and sea
like a simulacrum of a giant raptor made of
hundreds of darkiron birds
the green ocean foams dark gray the shadow of
fire spitting wings the light flees flames rise
as the poison tipped feathers fly inland from
the floating ocean aeries
silence then sirens
along the black sea coast the flapping
as the guided droppings fall
bodies charred on the street
trembling pinned under rubble
buildings gutted the smoke of hell
a teddybear mourns near a black body bag
teardrop crusted running dogs homeless
as the carrion bird with the head of a bear
appetite the size of countries
eyes western skies
the beast of the desolate

won't stop

4.0 10/10
© Brian Peter Hodgkinson    
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Posted by on April 28, 2022 in Poetry


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