a fable of heaven and hell, or something like it

and so, the story starts:
a bird of prey, flying high
eyed his meal from afar

(he watched from another sky…)

enter:
the sparrow of her heart
who ignored the shadows
that hovered and
danced like death above her

and in pure naïve fashion
closed her eyes
to feel the rush of her feathers
vibrate to the sound of the wind
with the hope of reaching heaven
—or something like it

(for she would much rather be in a dream
than acknowledge the claws coming towards her)

cue music:
with one dramatic swoop
as the violin played urgently
she felt a scream bubble inside of her heart

why was she surprised when
she found the earth against her,
dirt on her fragile wings,
and her death on his breath?

dramatic silence:
oh, my fragile sparrow
yes, her heart fell,
fell for him and into him.

the final act:
the raptor flies away
content with the evil in his heart,
belly full from his selfishness

little does he know
that instead of
dying
this little sparrow
is finding her wings again
and will fly to a place
that his heart
is incapable of going

a fable of heaven and hell, or something like it

ShadowDancer

Kansas City, United States

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predator and prey.
we always meet again.
and yet, i survive.

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