Thomas Lux


Lucky


One sweet pound of filet mignon
sizzles on the roadside. Let's say a hundred yards below
the buzzard. The buzzard
sees no cars or other buzzards
between the mountain range due north
and the horizon to the south
and across the desert west and east
no other creature's nose leads him to this feast.
The buzzard's eyes are built for this: he can see the filet's raw
and he likes the sprig
of parsley in this brown and dusty place.
No abdomens to open here before he eats.
No tearing, slashing with his beak,
no offal-wading
to pick and rip the softest parts.
He does not need to threaten or screech
to keep the other buzzards from his meat.
He circles slowly down,
not a flap, not a shiver in his wide wings,
and lands before his dinner, an especially lucky buzzard,
who bends his neck to pray, then eats.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: car

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Lucky by Thomas Lux )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. WHY DID YOU COME THEN, kunjubi varghese
  2. Remembering J.K.2, RAJESH.C BOSE
  3. Pure world, gajanan mishra
  4. Destruction, Suresh Dogra
  5. CLOUDS, Orlando Belo
  6. The Masked Man, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  7. The Night Is Young, Katherine Nordhaus
  8. You are seen clearly (Hindi), Rajnish Manga
  9. Remembering J.K, RAJESH.C BOSE
  10. Courting!, RAJESH.C BOSE

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

I would live in your love as the sea-grasses live in the sea,
Borne up by each wave as it passes, drawn down by each wave that recedes;
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. I Would Live In Your Love, Sara Teasdale
  7. November, Thomas Hood
  8. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  9. A Lover's Complaint, William Shakespeare
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]