Three Bits

 

 

                        1.  Chickens

 

                        the twister took

                        them up   then hundreds

                        tumbled

                        down

                        naked         every feather

                        ripped out

                        in the wind

 

                        it was raining

                        plucked chickens

 

 

 

 

                        2.  Canada Geese

 

                        they flew

                        through a cloudless sky

                        into the clear green glass of a massive building

           

                        those struck senseless

                        came to

                        after landing

                        shook

 

                        themselves   back up

                        and with a quiet flutter flew

                        off

 

                        others

                        with shattered skulls

                        and broken necks

                        became

                        dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         3.  Rabbits

 

                        This one still hurts.

                        They were to test the effects of toxic bleach:

                        the eyelids of the rabbits stitched open.