.hill of loss.

unpredictable name

lean on the fence to look


a steep drop to the river

tears well as we speak of it openly

to break the cut a pheasant came comely

all collars & spectacles

walked sedately to the edge while

i imagined it may fall or fly


he continued head forward

feet unhinged to walk down

that cliff

properly slowly with dignity

astounded i turned

went back to work the worst

of the tremors over

it was such a shocking statement to hear

a hill of loss