Charles Trimberger has published a number of poems inspired by the natural environment. Carrion eaters live near his home in Whitefish Bay, WI. He has a habit of tossing dead birds and beasties behind his garage. They're always gone the next day. Trimberger was inspired by a recent article in National Geographic, devoted to vultures and buzzards. Vultures are hauntingly ugly. They suck blood and dead bodies for their survival, and for the survival of the planet. Their evolved physical structure makes them perfect for this specialty. We fail to appreciate the beauty of this vulturous contribution to our well-being. We would all die without their efforts to clear the planet of organic waste.