the city claims another

just watched a seagull
walking limp, wounded in flight
wandering in the street
like a poor drunkard
so transfixed was I
by such a sad sight
I didn’t see the taxi cab
until it was upon him
the bird spread its wings
lamely hopping out of the way
straight into the path
of another cab
god damn this city
the thud was deafening
I’ll hear it ’til the day I die
as I’ll see that poor creature
who tried to commit suicide
in the worst possible way
and survived
to eaten alive by the city

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