April 10

Silver Winged Predators


Today’s prompt is to write an unlove poem.

Silver Winged Predators

The hawk preys on pigeons innocent in belief and thirsty for adventure.
He encircles them with wings majestic hallowed by dark ominous clouds.
The pigeon enraptured, hypnotized, blinded….and swallowed.
But for the sole pigeon who in depths of darkness and despair cried out,
Pried open the clenched jaws of bitterness to fly free, refusing fate’s digestive goal.
Flying free from the snake’s venom, the cat’s razor blade claw, the kleptomaniac seagull,
And the hiss of starving emaciated ducks, the pigeon now soars far above ever strengthened.


© 2013 D.L. Lang

This poem was published as a part of Abundant Sparks. Dig it? Grab the book:

About Diana L. Lang

Diana L. Lang is the author of the books Personal Archeology: The Poetry of Rediscovery, Abundant Sparks: A Contemporary Poetry Collection, Tea and Sprockets: A Modern American Poetry Book, Look, Ma! No Hands! and Your Poetry eBook: Quick & Easy Formatting for Kindle. In 2015, she recorded her first spoken word album Happy Accidents. Lang is also known for her work on the films The Hebrew Project and Liquid Wind.

Posted 04/10/2013 by Diana L. Lang in category "Poetry

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