it could happen to anyone

11 Jun

if you look up in montreal,
red tailed hawks pop up like pucks
in those high striker games at carnivals,
the ones with a strongman swinging a hammer.

it happens beside the big hill we call the mountain.
i cross mctavish reservoir and look up again.
the hawk is still cruising a wind gust,
no flapping required
or oops…it’s a 747 commercial jet….
my 10,000 year bad.

for more on mistaken identities,
see broken bats baseball,
but down river a ways

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6 Responses to “it could happen to anyone”

  1. tonichristmann June 12, 2013 at 3:49 am #

    That’s a pretty incredible timing error, Steve – but gotta love it anyhow! Great stuff as usual.

    • Steve June 12, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      thank you. i think i’m starting to believe in dinosaurs again.

      • kvennarad June 13, 2013 at 6:42 am #

        For heaven’s sake don’t believe in meteor strikes too, or we’re all done for.

        • Steve June 13, 2013 at 8:47 am #

          i’m still celebrating sky lab’s orbit and debris.

  2. theplotneedsmorebourbon June 18, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Steve, you’re a great guy, love your poems man. love them!

    • Steve June 18, 2013 at 8:58 am #

      well that just about turns the morning around.
      i sure am glad you showed up here.

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