Redtail Hawk

The wind carved ridge
Along the great highway
Claws like a massive talon
At the silent beach below
And I know you like the night
I know you as you place
This ebony stone
Here at the edge of eternity
A memorial of kinship
And eternal love
"In memory of Mom 1922 to 1979
And Dad 1918 to 1999
May your spirits soar
With the red tail hawks"
Yes I know you as the wind
Singing across these cliffs
Filling my heart
With eternal love
And I too soar
Amongst the red tail hawks
Here at the edge
Of eternity

2001 Jim Cain