Eyes on me as I strut around these acres.
Feathers fanned out, shimmering like silk.
I am so beautiful with layers of feathers,
Luscious green, scale like blue, passionate purple.
Eyes on me as I hypnotized with my magnificence,
Draw you towards the sea like colors glistening in the sun.
Looking soft as a pillow but fearful with our caw,
Watch for our 6 feet tall feathers as we prowl forward.
Eyes on me as I tease you and lure you in.
Hundreds of eyes staring back, did you notice?
Bathe in my beauty but fear my presence,
Don’t be fooled, I am a protector for my peahen.
Eyes on me as I lower my train of a tail,
Feeling safe with my surroundings.
Prancing back to my peahen with safety
Although we are always protected in this zoo.
Where I’m From
I am from the back roads and the potholes,
The smell of manure and chirps of roosters.
I am from Mill Road where its name is perfect,
Not a neighbor hood or a complex but a farmhouse.
I am from the long afternoons of mowing the lawn,
To the bon fires with friends on the weekends.
I am from 23 acres with a two-story house and barn,
A pond, creek, rope and tire swing, it is a funhouse.
I am from an only child household loved by ma and pa
With a red nose pit bull pup Adison ready to jump.
I am from seven best friends who still are so close,
Gathering over breaks like nothing has changed.
I am from a small town that isn’t so small,
With acres and farms spreading over the district.
I am from where you run into everyone at The Perk,
Where cheese steak nights are Tuesdays and the place to be.
I am from a childhood that has inspired me to adventure,
Adventure out of PA to South Carolina and more.