He’s Mine

peacock_657_600x450full bloom feathers.
a plume for pens, boas, fans.
from behind bars,
he peeks,
she protects.

“they’ll never get him from my loving care.
my wings wrapped
gently around him
in a hold,
so soft,
he sleeps in peace
never knowing the dripping glares
from outside greed,
who want to wear his precious life”.

Photo by permission: Medfor Taylor

National Geographic