Sharm Birds

Today I killed a white peacock,
One of a beautiful duo
Which stalked the plain,
Tails flared,
Sinuous necks erect,
Their tiny heads crested
Like flowers in bloom.

I was sad to destroy
A work of Art
But our bathroom
Was towel-less.

Yesterday
I killed two swans
Shukran, Atef…

Hotel Badawi, Sharm El Sheik
November 2014

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