Inspired by the book "Hawksong," by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.
Invoke the air's seductive melody --
Listen to the beautiful, rising notes.
A lullaby soothes her patchwork heart,
The change begins to its sacred song.
The exchange of human vulnerability
For feathers of down and plumage
Has become her escape from reality.
Soft crunch of spine brings nonchalance,
Change to hollow bone brings tranquility.
Her grief and strife quickly forgotten --
As she is cloaked with newfound freedom.
The change ends to a wondrous hawksong --
Spread powerful, golden brown wings,
To feel the hidden glory of flight
And the sweet release from humanity.
I think this would be better understood if you've read the book, but it is still a unique, wonderfully penned poem, portraying a good storyline. I like the form of this, and the vocab again is just so natural. Well done. 5/5 Yet again.