Inspired by the theme of “Hana(saki) Valley” from the video game, Okami
Like a breath of fresh air
Rising from the cool, moist depths
Of a valley that once lay dormant,
I, too, take flight
And gaze at my new surroundings.
The colorful trees laden with young fruit,
Water rushing down from a cliff
Only to meet what it tries to escape —
These sounds pierce the feathers of my wings
And give way to my eager descent.
But as I lay in the sky,
Feeling the sun brush my eyelids,
My mother’s call awakens me.
She smiles and warmly holds me in her hands.
I am loved.
Valley Bird by Kaleiyah-P is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.