the rat and the eagle

the rat and the eagle                                January 5, 2016
the rat has forgotten
that the infant eagle
has fledged out
and grown feathers
but the eagle has learned
that her childhood friend
is a rat
lurking to swipe
the fruits of others’ labors
and try to
offer them as his own
sacrifice

no wonder he thought
she was beautiful
and terrifying
he was a rat
and she was an eagle

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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