The Eagle


red rotating eyes

white patch on his head

blue sky glider

wind-dweller

free!

 

His strong wings hold all the flights of the world

he captures you, crushes you

and thus teaches you how to free yourself

from his claws.

 

He has flown over mountains and seas

forests and deep valleys.

The immensity of his flights

has fatigued him

and solitude in heights

 

has deprived him of empathy

 

Upon his last descent

on the sands of a desert 

he lost his power

and could not remember his flight.

 

Now the eagle is dreaming

about the blue sky

under a leafless tree

Copyright © Fereshteh Sholevar 2014