Morgan Michaels

Hatchling Ii - Poem by Morgan Michaels

What might you have been?
Grown up, what might you have become,
your ochres, pinks and greens?
A soarer of the skies? A songster? Fa!
Some sort of bunting?

In this neighborhood, I doubt it.
Liklier just another irid thief
calling its shriek a song:
on the chops of Spring
busily stuffing its craw.

But pity, please,
its our human duty to bewail
every lost potential
if only for a sec,
if we the same expect.

So, so long, little hatchling
off the rail brushed in a heartbeat
to rot among the tares below-
the fare of crows-
what more can we do?

Little morsel, so long.
Nothing will ever set you
back on your perch
or open your mouth in song.
Godspeed. It's a long ways down.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

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  • Gold Star - 10,134 Points Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (5/1/2013 10:39:00 PM)

    an outstanding poem for its contents (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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