Hatched from zodiac of needles and razors,
talons and beaks of solely murderous pretense,
feathered non-sophists soar thunder vapors;
lofty cheesecake stars in post-holiday snaps
but if inquisition were curious to know, not only
chain-toppers but riflers of rubbish, and theft;
opportune scavengers, symbols, screaming their
credo in glittered looting arrogance: greed is good.
Note: Although fresh fish are the mainstay of their diet, bald eagles are both skilled hunters and opportunist scavengers.
Shay is the host of Shay’s Word Garden Word List. Shay says:
What we do here is simple: use at least 3 of the 20 listed words in a new poem of any length or style. It need not have anything to do with animals–in fact I have deliberately included only one animal–the otter–on this list. Then link, visit, and enjoy. This list is “live’ through Friday.
vapor (or “vapour” as Hughes writes it)