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Flight of Sacrifice


Head turned,

ear pointed to the ground,

She listens.

Her silent prey,

oblivious to the search

of this predator,

languishes in the ground.

A stab of precision

guided by millions

that came before her

brings them together.


She springs,

a graceful beast of flight

returning home.

Her waiting brood

waits impatiently.

Blind to her needs,

they demand her bounty.


She surrenders herself:

their rising glory

at her expense,

the day not far off

when they will take her place.

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