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protective custody

behind concrete and dog wire,
the hens are in
protective custody.

even their view of the sky
is impeded, criss-crossed and
filtered by mesh.

Safe from the silhouette against blue
wheeling above them,
an incarnation of freedom
and death.


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These are my eagles, painted some weeks ago now, after writing “watching paint dry”. Today my daughter and I are painting another wall blue, in preparation for more pictures. But this will be inside one of her brother’s rooms, so will have his choice of images – so far that’s probably going to be steam-punk style flying battleships and a flying city. But I’ll sneak a bird or two in… maybe a flock of origami cranes in the background. eagles_small

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