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Poem: return flight

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Message Rafe Pilgrim

 

   return flight

 

in perpetual migration

like monstrous ravens

from some obscene myth

come the night planes

from the East to Dover

 

shrieking to alight

then gaining unholy silence

while to gape their ebon maws

to disgorge their crated cargo

 

no bands blare

no mothers fathers wives

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Rafe Pilgrim, after "a life largely wasted on hard honest work," found himself a jungle of turkey oak, scrub pine and giant palmettos up a dirt road running east of Crystal River, Florida, which neither school busses nor the U.S. Postal Service dare (more...)
 
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