|An eagle I saw in Orcha a few months back|
I fly, I fly high, I fly very high,
Heights are in my genes,
My eyrie is on the cliff
With no egg waiting to hatch.
Eagle’s eggs are eaten by scavenging crows.
They descend, the crows descend,
And feed on the maggots that breed on the garbage
Thrown by you people all over what you call civilisation –
In the backyard of the plaza or the foreground of Gaza.
The carrion of your civilisation nauseates me.
I cannot lay eggs anymore.
My bones shrink at the sight of your city.
I’ll be the missing link between man and humanity.
I’ll die in my eyrie one day
Without any egg to hatch,
My unlaid egg is waiting for the Darwinian mutation
in my eyrie
where scavenging crows strive to ascend.