Road kill


After what seems like
Milepost intervals of



A back broken snake still rolling

Crow mixed with rabbit

Somebody’s cat

A stag one antler snapped,
Head twisting back, pink guts
Fly sucked and blackening.

Cars slow up,
Windows roll down,
Mouths hang open.

And just a minute
Further on

Is a skunk
By the sagebrush,

Flattened but potent

Split scent bag spilling wide.





Kevin Patrick McCann
Photo Nick Victor






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