"Further exploration reveals a wing
Perfect and angular and still attached
To a slim body robbed of breath and flutter"
"Am I allowed to be scared? I wondered. Or is fear for oneself a luxury afforded only to those not in prison? Do the unsympathetic deserve any mercy?"
"The growling sleep, wet nose atremble,
paws that jolt while the withered fiancé drags a thumb"
"In the Distance" - Julie Hamilton, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"