Friday, April 8, 2016

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 8

The eagle drifts aloft on currents
This blustery April day
Wings spread wide
Still but for the 
fluttering of feathers
caused by breezes
He looks suspended 
in the sky
Like an accent piece on a decoupaged 
Americana tribute
You know the kind 
Tattered flag and the obligatory trio of
Fifer Drummer and Flagbearer 
dressed in 1776's version of fatigues 
As the wind increases
He actually moves backwards
Then sideways
Dipping and rising
As if in an intricate dance
With an expert invisible partner
There is strength and 
Unseen but there
For he never crashes
Or brushes against powerline
Tree or silo
As he scans for prey
In the pasture below

~ Ellen Apple 4/8/2016

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