written by: Aaron McMillan
Caught once more by human hands,
Only moments ago I was up high,
Now I’m here listening to you,
When will I go back to the sky?
Off guard, for a moment,
I thought I was safe,
Over the years of watching you,
I should have known this wasn’t the case.
Will you take care of me now?
Or is that too naive of me to ask,
My life was so promising,
Now I’m just another captured owl.
Off we go in your noisy machine,
Where will I end up at the end of this trip?
My wings will be clipped, my body studied,
Then I’ll be cast aside, all messy and bloodied.
Aaron has been published in several poetry books; Men of Words 2015, The Poetry Anthology 2016, Ripples in Verse and The Wider View. He has also has a book published titled ''In the Highlands''.