Flock of Starlings

Seven starlings swirling, savagely, slashed
Soaring, skimming, swerving, so startling
Scattered, so shattered, so severed, so smashed

Skies serene, sunsets so soft, showers stashed
Surely, softly, silently surveying
Seven starlings swirling, savagely, slashed

Summers since savoured, spring solstice surpassed
Solar splendour, sweet soul saturating
Scattered, so shattered, so severed, so smashed

Squally storms surfacing, sunsets so squashed
Screeching, searching, savouring, swallowing
Seven starlings swirling, savagely, slashed

Spirits silenced, sinews suddenly squashed
Sucked so swiftly, sadly surrendering
Scattered, so shattered, so severed, so smashed

Slowly stalling, silently spinning, stashed
Stuttering, squalling, soon sinking, sliding
Seven starlings swirling, savagely, slashed
Scattered, so shattered, so severed, so smashed

© Graham Walker 2012

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Photo courtesy of Flickr user soundslogical.