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Affair of the Hawk

by Jennifer L Banks

Your talons wish to hold me
Primed to fly out of your nest, I see
Aged boy with your tattered wings and tired eyes
Amused by me, confused by me,
You circle above me but cannot land
Feisty I make thee, some frustrated soliloquy
The gold band that keeps you tethered,
and the storms that you have weathered.
ItÂ’s not I that can cut the ties that bind you
Or take off the obligated hood that blinds you
In odalisque fashion I twirl in this latent field
and hope one day I scan the skies and see
Your silver wings fly free.


Posted on 01/03/2006
Copyright © 2020 Jennifer L Banks

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 03/14/06 at 07:49 PM

Wonderfully penned!!!

Posted by George Hoerner on 07/12/10 at 12:30 PM

Reminds me a bit of 'Hurt Hawk' by Robinson Jeffers. Very nice.

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