• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 06
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A Monumental Blur

I came across it while walking in a park
Like a monument talking to the sky
Stripped of dignity, a bony benchmark
Sitting on a stony rock asking why

An unofficial finger, was pointing in a blur
Finger was a toe, now a tangled mess
Whereas the head was still a gentle demur
Although really in a total distress

But the elk in the picture is from a different land
Slaughtered for want, and then disfigured
Mutilation of deer is totally banned
And this magnificent specimen set the trigger

And still the head showed a certain glee
Reminding us all, the need to be free.