clouds wander about the sky
a breeze focuses its attention on the small dessert village
birds perch and
the flies practice the high-pitched fiddles to give the ambience
a proper “vibe”.
the lab lazy and the bone slimy but
the dog’s ears attenuate: thunder off in the distance or a gunshot?
she re-focuses on her bone…
that distance: another breeze disperses attention to a rusty gate,
a dusty road and an inert figure.
other flies saw their fiddles about and practice a tiny high-note dirge.
other birds circle above.
other dogs – these ones wild – detect a scent…
blood drips onto the dirt road…
the finishing touches…this work is complete.