Some people nurse vultures

Some people nurse vultures
Like children
Dedicated to carrion
To dissolving bones in acid

They pray for hours in the night
Amongst the mountains
They are dedicated to the dead eyes
They swirl about the sky

Some people nurse vultures
And allow them a safe haven
Sitting on the cooking stove in their kitchens
Like wild hungry witch doctors

They keep old daguerreotypes
Of vulture family members
They dream of flying forever
Over the same mountaintops

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