Hunger Moon

by

 

Rapids growl under ice.
Warm blood freezes on the snow.
Dry seeds chatter in the trees.

What hunts again tonight?
Stooped back, snout and ears
like a boar,

alone and cold, ravenous.
Living bones crookt
with pain.

 

Copyright © 2018 by Michael B. Smetzer

 

Abandoned Adobe near Taos, New Mexico - photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.

Abandoned Adobe near Taos, New Mexico – photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.

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