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the trees greenbelt-thinning part boughs like uncurling fingers and branches part aside past red slatted siding like death sentence begat tall mass grave begat mass mourning tree sentinels stoic as houses hand chiseled paint- sealed bones and in oregon grape arms oft-mistaken for holly lies fallow western meadowlark ribcage and deep-set eye sockets serrated leaf-shadowed fea- thers drip bedraggled flat to vertibrae flesh shrunk torn over sunbaked fragile wing bones it's a wonder the dogs missed it and oh beneath your knife- edged leaves i crashed my bike faulty brakes metal sliced past thin bark to yellow core fibers jostle bound lark by sinew and gravity rattle branch rolls skull shake toss onto pave- ment like tart blood berries that i love split between teeth thinnest blue skin before arsenic filled seeds and they fall after cracked lark beak from thin boughs and i land foot crunch ribs follow soon after