Good Mourning Metropolis

Uncluttered above the mountains

the crow’s lament echoes out.

The mockingbird sheds a tear.

A morbid sensation, a thrill

in witnessing the construction,

the blade of destruction ripping through

trees which have stood their ground for decades.

Replaced by a house upon a house balanced on a house.

But the cows will accommodate.

As will the lambs and roosters,

with all they have to offer

their blood.

The dove emerges with grit caught in its wing

and the earth tremors.

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About Alana Mitchelson

Alana Mitchelson is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @AlanaMitchelson.

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