Kirk T Walker
Thanks for the comments. This poem is just one of many which were inspired while commuting to and from college. When you drive an hour there and an hour back you have a lot of time to think, observe things, and, yes, even contemplate the sigifigance of rotting carcasses. My empathy for these creatures is sincere, however, I thought it best to keep the poem light and humorous.
Elyse: I have read Silverstien ever since I got a copy of Where The Sidewalk Ends as a child. I have read it cover to cover many many times. I guess it is creeping into my style a little. I'm not sure how I could get much lighter, especially considering my subject is carrion. Thanks for the comments.
Kris: Thanks for reading it and commenting despite the "yuckiness". I feel the same way about the road kill, but when you drive as much as I do (and on country highways) there is a lot of it. Despite the light take on the gory subject, I really do feel sorry for them.
Brad: I'm glad it was fun. Thanks for the suggestion.
Robin: Thanks for your comments. Yes, their deaths do seem rather pointless. I wonder if natural selection will help decrease roadkill over time?