Sunday, November 24, 2013

636 : First Flight

Sunday Scribblings has the prompt ‘Flight’.
It’s spring in Australia and the air is full of flapping.

First Flight.

All fluff and beak
And adrenalin,
Claws
Grasp
The branch 
Tightly.
Until chirps
(Or nudges)
Of encouragement
Pry them free
And, with a panicky
Squawk!
Take a leap of faith,
And fluff,
And adrenalin,
And fly!
Like an eggbeater.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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8 comments:

  1. It looks as though the chick has jumped the queue and should have waited in the nest a few more days. Let's hope he made it. How apt the expression "like an eggbeater" is.

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  2. Helicopter chick....vulnerable and sweet !

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    1. It does have that look, doesn't it!

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  3. i love this. I guess we all go through that...and if we are lucky more than once...never stop learning.

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  4. Aww poor chook..really..an egg beater..not sure whether to tsk or cry!

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  5. Helicopter chick - without helicopter parents. Love it.

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  6. And that's just how it is! I'm a bit like that getting out of bed each morning! ;)

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