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:

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D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry at the 2015 Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.