The Hunt

I hunted hares
abundantly and inaudibly: 
the crosshair killed, there were no shots,
furry bags fell promptly down
on the parched grass in the dusk. They remained
stiff, eyes open, with not a drop of blood
on their clenched wounds: in fact ridiculous,
innocuous in their death which had not
taken over life, and so was see-through. 
I did not run out of bullets,
and neither did they of death: they produced it constantly
in ditches and on mounds. 
Autumn is falling, it’ll be that. 

Translated from the Croatian, or written in English by the Author