My Lady Hawk (Poem-A-Day 29)

My Lady HawkThe final Two-for-Tuesday prompt for this month is:

  • Write a realism poem. A poem that is rooted in the real world. Or…
  • Write a magical poem. A poem that incorporates magical or fantastical elements.

Or write like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and do both!

 

My Lady Hawk

I keep binoculars near my window
To observe the neighborhood birds

A red tailed hawk alit
In the pine just outside
The branch her throne

I took a closer look with my optics
She wore magnificent speckles
A terrible intelligence in her eyes
Which looked directly into mine
My mouth fell open dumbfounded
As her beak relaxed

I wondered what it must be like
With slow clumsy limbs
Bulky soft body topped
With a lump of a head
Fleshy nose on a flat face
Foggy eyes muddled mind

Poor creatures
Forever trapped on the ground
As I dance with the wind

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