Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

Waste Not The Work Of Flies

by Katherine Hauth

The drone and buzz
that broadcast death,
leads to a sinkhole
and the carcass
of a cow that fell —
now drowned
in newhatched
maggot masses,
sibling over sibling
swarming, squiring
hissing yess†yess
life emerging
out of death.
   
Katherine Hauth turned to writing after careers as teacher and personnel analyst. Much of her inspiration comes from nature. She's published poetry for adults and children and two children's books. What's for Dinner? Quirky Squirmy Poems from the Animal World, Charlesbridge, 2011, was a 2012 Outstanding Science Trade Book.