Freeway Shoulder Samuel Piccone

The week old
carcass of a

red-tailed hawk.

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.