Cassowary

Poesy plus Polemics

Cassowary Photo from wildwings.com.au Cassowary
Photo from wildwings.com.au

whom did you insult

that they’d confiscate

the better parts of your wings

leaving you grounded

on ponderous feet

abandoned forever confined

to your islands of forest

never to pull the free ocean breeze

through your shimmering feathers

compelled to hide holding

distrust and disdain

for neighboring man

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