This was written during a time in my life when I felt like everything was changing too fast and it was hard to hold on. Published in Dead Snakes Poetry.

Midnight Eyes

During a trek through a frigid woodland,
something flashed before my eyes, white,
ripping me from silent solitude,
an owl starkly contrasted against the earthen tones,
I watched, devoted and inquisitive of this enigma
as its claws touched down just before me,
midnight eyes fixated on my own, motionless,
my feet fastened to the soil beneath,
I struggle to pull myself free, to reach beyond the barrier,
while the creature continued to stare, in such silence
that I was sure I must have been deafened,
my fingers outstretched, straining,
longing for just one connection, however brief,
and with the distance scant between,
its wings spread in blinding light, vanished,
restoring my solitude

Poetry by BrittanyZedalis
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Written on 2018-01-31 at 20:01

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The tension of the standoff is very engaging!

Beautiful, I feel the tension, the stillness.

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Nicely done.

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Beautiful but sad. Owls are scary but wonderful creatures.