Citizen Of The World

Life Poem

The egg has hatched.
A tiny beak reveals itself
to the tray of the sun
and runs back in.

It is scared of the unknown sounds,
buzzing of the world,
caressing of the wind.
It doesn’t know what they are.

The eye explores the atmosphere
and it is not sure of the safety involved
while the egg shield continues to break
even more.
There is no going back now.
No turning around and running
to the safety of the nest.

Two trembling tiny legs
try to stand up.
Shaking fathers fall
down the tree.

It is life,
in its wildest moment
fighting for survival.



photograph by Delfi de la Rua

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