Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Grouse Death

There’s no doubt the grouse hit another car

this morning; when it was too panicked to learn,

to go back, or leap, it finished crawling the road

back from impact to kerbside.

I felt a shocked relief – a selfish, sad reaction

because, almost smug, I went along

with no responsibility for the killing

but now I ask - why didn’t it fly, why didn’t it fly?

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