It Is the Wings

It is the wings that take the damage,
not the hollow, honeycomb bones,
but the hooked feather-barbs,
their slender shafts twisted,
skewed, singed, snapped open,
veins and muscles, tiny nerve endings
flayed: it is the wings
that bear the glory.
— Claire Bateman, author of Locals

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Art by Gail Nadeau

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