Freeway Shoulder Samuel Piccone

The week old
carcass of a

 
red-tailed hawk.
Beheaded.

 
Clipped,
most likely,

 
by a semi-truck
driving with the sunrise,

 
speeding to make
a deadline.

 
Trailer full,
mice in cage,

 
a dream of
river shade.

 


Samuel is a recent graduate from the M.A. Writing and Publishing program at DePaul University in Chicago. His work has appeared in publications including: Silverthought Press, Threshold, Leveler, and, Forge. He currently resides in Colorado and enjoys writing songs and the challenge of maintaining a vegetable garden while owning a dog that strives to be a strict vegetarian.