Hawk, Psych! [Free Verse]

the hawk's head-shifts are precise
and follow in rapid succession...
and then cease

it lifts one feather at a time
as if sniffing its pits

it shifts from talon to talon,
and then once more

it seems to be settling in,
getting comfortable 
for a long stakeout...

and then it's gone,
diving off the ledge,
disappearing into the city valley

Weightless Birds [Free Verse]

tweets & cheeps

i hear them all:
dainty expressions 
of tiny birds

i hear them amid
the neck-stretched caws
of jungle crows
& amid
the circling 
screech hawks

weightless birds:
flitting & jumping, 

flitting with wings
blurred to invisibility 
&
jumping:
bounce - bounce - bounce