Forever wild By George Cassidy Payne
By George Cassidy Payne
An Animal Rights Poem from

Forever Wild
By George Cassidy Payne

"Forever wild"

they muttered
under their breaths,

as the primeval pines
crowded the space
where a deer dies.

County men with steel
pitchforks and plastic bags,

working under a shambling
sky of rain clouds falling,

in the soft distance of lights:

five breaths a minute, crashing
into the hard mildness of a deer.

(c) December 2018

George is an independent essayist, poet, and jouranlist. He lives and works in Rochester NY.

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