.hill of loss.

unpredictable name

lean on the fence to look

over

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

over

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

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