Haibun

On my return trip out of the wooded area near my apartment complex, I noticed something peculiar hanging in a tree that I didn’t notice upon my arrival. This object matched that of the trees and vegetation: brittle, lifeless, decay; yet my inner child drew me to it.

This decaying object was recognizable, yet I couldn’t precisely identify it. The neck, what was left of it, longer than a human’s; the head had a snout and only molars for teeth; the eye sockets seemed larger than a human’s. I then asked my biology friends if they could identify it after documenting this find.
 
 
I collect samples
out of curiosity
on chilling nights.

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