© 2020 Frank J. Tassone for Colleen’s poetry challenge
A kite leashed to earth
Dreaming a freedom attained
Lone eagle soaring
A shrill alarm and another early start drag me from my bed. I answer duty’s call.
The road shimmers… The air is heavy in the vale. Summer’s heat saps energy. Each breath of humid air seems laboured. Life moves but slowly while time runs away.
Keening to the clouds
Red feathers greet the sunrise