~Birds of Prey~
Intriguing, soulful, intrepid delights.
Once wildly beckoned me on starless nights.
Then, mysteries abounded as swift birds of prey
Grudgingly followed the night into day.
As the warm sun showed her face upon
Soft morning dew in glorious dawn
The sweetest of spells I did bid adieu
One poignant memory…and two dreams of you.
As I did awaken on this beautiful day
My mind wandered to those wild birds of prey
Where did they go when daylight came hither?
Did they just disappear? Vanish or wither?
I s’pose they gathered together to nest
Upon steep cliff ledges they did so rest
Sleeping so fretfully deep in their caves
Bellies so full…unintentional graves.
Did they dream, those avian predators?
Of their dark and untamed feral massacres?
Did they pick from their talons sticky dried remnants?
Pieces of wet fur or bloodied fragments?
I s’pose the answers I will not soon know
But there’s one sweet notion that comforts me so
It’s knowing I’m safe from those wild birds of prey
As they grudgingly follow the night into day.
© 2016. KHP. All Rights Reserved.