Tag Archives: bone

Biodiversity challenge – Lammergeier

Bone meal

Scavenging angel
Takes to the skies,
Gains height,
With calcium prize
Clasped tight.

Carries that weight
In a crooked claw;
All skill and bone,
The talon of fate.

Providence in the fall
Of the marrow,
May the g-force be with you,
Deliver a sliver.

X marks the spot,
Take after take,
Then a lucky break.
Guzzles the lot.

Splinters and shards,
The whole nine yards.
Dish of the day
At the hard rock cafe.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2015

Biodiversity challenge – Spotted hyena

Carrion laughing

Grinning grim reaper,
Savannah street sweeper.
Walking trash compactor,
Fan of the ex-factor.
Maniacal cackle,
Sixth sense of humerus,
An appetite to tackle parts
Too numerous to mention:
Entrails of the unexpected,
Gone in sixty seconds;
Carrion regardless,
Game for a laugh.
Face that crunched a thousand hips
– Pelvis of buffalo,
Toppled towers of calcium
– Neck of giraffe.
Intestine testing, one, two, three,
Clan prince of soundbites.
How do I mug thee?
Let me count the ways.
Get it while it’s hot,
Or not.
One bone every minute,
Innit?

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.