Heavenly Falconry

by Kevin T. McEneaney

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

beckons for the serious falconer

fascinated by quick celestial

surgery on a falcon’s fibular.

Over eleven thousand falcons come

yearly for grooming and knitting repair

on their elegant, feathery wing hair,

so that they can soar blue, close to the sun.

Wearing black hoods on Astroturf perches,

falcons stand in rows, wait talon trimming

as a line of visitors stands gawking,

admiring the dignity of falcons.

You may book a tour Sunday through Thursday;

they expect to run until Judgement-Day

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