Ars Poetica With Vulture

Diclofenac, prescribed for gout or arthritis, wends into the poem to explain the thousands of vultures—long- & slender-billed, oriental   white-backed & griffin—& owls who carrion-clean what the vultures of northern Indian skies leave   on skinned cattle shot full of the drug, & I find myself speaking another poem’s tongue, saying something about rosemary […]