An aviary of chattering chaffinches
And screeching sparrows.
(No strength but in your mind.)
Their wings shorn, mindless voices
Babbling a torrent.
(No strength but in your tongue.)
Trapped in the cages of their minds
Empty headed, beating their heads on bars
Only they can see.
Far above the cages and bars and wards
An eagle, a hawk, a kestrel
Soaring on the evening breeze.


from Sorrow Works: A Collection, released August 3, 2014



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Steven C. Davis

Steven C. Davis is the author of Cornix Sinistra and Armageddon Angel, a pair of apocalyptic science fiction novels set in a series of alternate Readings.
He is the co-author of The Heart's Cog Imperative, a dark and twisted Steampunk adventure tale.


He is also a poet and the presenter of the GASP radio show.
He lives in Berkshire and makes a damn fine chocolate cake
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