Killing Birds on the Farm
The cat likes the game,
scatters feathers on the footpath.
After months of feeding chickens,
you, too, draw blood, pluck.
Helen Puciloski of Beaverton, Oregon, and Morningbreath Farm and Home for the Easily Amused, is a student in the MFA program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in Calyx Journal.
Helen’s blog: andotherwords.blogspot.com