and other kings of vultures
are lulled to their eternal sleep
in their dens amid circles of doves
lambs cranes sloths deers and butterflies
compassion has reached the birth canal
[Credit for the Images: Summer Anne Burton at buzzfeed.com]
* This poem – here still in its raw version – will re-appear in An Aegean Breeze of Peace, a pending book of poetry, being currently co-authored by Dr. Demetrios Trifiatis (Greece) and myself (Turkey) to be published by Inner Child Press, Ltd.