Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Singing Alouette (Day 196)


singing Alouette   unaware 
of the threat behind the rolling words 

which   one day   she’ll wish she could 
forget   when the plucking of the little bird 

disturbs her brave heart   disrupts her 
tender soul   a bower of deep green 

dreams   hidden high among the pears  
seated on a V   longing for admittance 

to a world she does not know   for questions
proving what her answers show

pushing back a darkness she knows well  
a slippery pet  claws at her family tree

reckless   overwhelmed   she takes a stand
determined not to let her feelings show

she plants her feet   a warrior   sword at hand     
and stares down her fire-breathing foe


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six