smattering of skulls

Photo: Getty / Duncan Usher / Minden Pictures

The Shrike Strikes

The kill.

The shrill
Tears a mouse
Head from neck—

Alights proud
Upon his mound
Of bones &
A smattering
Of skulls.

The thrill.

“The Germans puzzled me. What a waste. Was such a destitute, cruel world worth ruling?”

― Jerzy Kosiński / The Painted Bird

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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