Poems from 'Transcapes' Perfection
Updated: Jun 28
Just visible under the quivering greens
Of damp dock and grasses
Glinting in the lowering light
Of a large August sun
Is the silken sienna of a fallen deer.
Its redundant guts pulsating
Stuffed with milky white maggots
Tumbling through the rotting meat
Fattening up further with each gluttonous gulp -
Amassing strength to one day fly high.
Crows rive and stretch the spongy sinews
Exposing hard new bones,
Grown strong but let down
By the weakness of flesh and nerves.
In the liquefying underbelly
A warm heaving metropolis
Of gorging and crawling.
Everything desperate to grasp
Some precious moments of life
Amid this perfect putrefaction...
(c) Barry Hall