Serpent and the Eagle

Fugitive serpent

stormy swathe of hot desert air
disturbed by wings beating
shifting the scales

taken by surprise
grasped insitu
clasped in talon

raptor attack

moral supremacy
in the eye of an eagle

serpent is elevated
in death.

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Note: Graham Nunn wrote a poem about an eagle, and yesterday I saw an eagle in the skies with a snake dangling from it’s grasp, and then I ponderated, and then Gaddafi got killed and then this poem popped out.