There are birds of preycaged in the parkwhere after train rideskids sought a sojourn in the tiny zooto commune with with goats and deer
And all kinds of birds: peafowl,a dozen chickens and roosters,barn owls, red-tailed hawks,even two haggard bald eaglesseparately enclosed
Talking with little onesabout raptors and hunting and flightand injury requiring rehabilitationhence the tagsand chain link fences
Several times we saw a wild hawkscoping chipmunkshigh above the hawk cagein a cruel displayof freedom
We walked with toddlerswho were learningabout their space in the worldwhile peacocksstrutted their opulent plumagein confinement
NaPoWriMo Day 24!
Responding to Margaret’s prompt in the Imaginary Garden: BEAUTY
Also, it is the birthday of the Runaway Sentence! This girl turns seven today! Thank you, friends, for all these years of scribbling and blogging and support and fun. Love!