A Feathered Friend

A feathered friend (Pic taken in Pahalgam, Kashmir)

From the depths of a meager plumage rises a cheerful chirp

Tiny eyes peak through a labile mien; belying an expansive vision

Seeking an opportune time for touch down

Stranded in the sky, gliding on deceptive winds under fragile wings

Earth-colored back, and a pale white belly; theperfect contrast

Attention — keen and content; a lone figure frozen in the endless ether

A beak underlining a pointedness in purpose

Claws clinging on to an insulated wire, suspended between poles of electricity

Fate hanging in the balance between reality and wanderlust

A defunct radar to scan a snowy white canvas for traces of happiness

A buoyant being in a kingdom run by victims of flightless circumstance.