Hatched, a poem written by D.M. Velay at Spillwords.com
Pavan Reddy

Hatched

Hatched

written by: D.M. Velay

 

You called me into the world
with a prayer
the work of a mere moment
whispered through the dizziness
of my descent, I tumbled and
fell into twigs precariously
holding above the pitted earth
I fed voraciously, racing against
my sisters, until I felt the air razor
sharp across my shoulders,
then the fierce longing,
like a spring uncoiling,
and my first flight,
feet curled, wings unfurled
following your tail feathers
up into the wide arc of the sky

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