The Scavengers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scavengers

Scavenger cats
claw trash bags,
gnaw discarded
chicken bones.

Music plays for them.
The shiver of trees
Resonates.

Passing car startles
them all.
Hiding behind a pile
of tires, their eyes,
full of fear,
gleam like tarnished emeralds.

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