Hunter seeks, Hunter strikes, he scans for his prey and is on his way. Hunter is a head, he’s diving, you’re dead. He’s dropped like a rock into the rolling water; you won’t even see what ’twas had got ya.

Sounds about right. No sound at all! You go about your life, he folds into a fall. You’re talking to your buddy, next you’re smashed out of place. Not a second’s mortal struggle, two gulps you’ve been ate.

No license is needed, no faiths are heeded. No height’s too high, no depth’s a respite. Hunter circles, and then you’re soughtten; your legacy too will soon be forgotten.

Plummet-plunge-grasp-lunch; one less creature in yer bunch.

I once saw a mouse, so black and so fast. No one else got sight of him, a quick beast was that. The mouse was so elusive, many doubted he even existed. Then we saw Hunter above the field, his head downward twisted.

How could such a big span, exceed the speed of young men? We hustled to see the strike, and yes the rodent got spiked. On the day we saw the mouse get done, astonished we watched ten others up’n run.

The Hunter drawing by Ara Hagopian.

About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.
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2 Responses to Hunter

  1. Clive Donald Watts. says:

    Simple and straight to the point. Nice little piece,

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