by Hassan, 16
St. Edward High School, Lakewood, Ohio

The light pierced narrowly through the metal beams.
I saw The Eagle, melancholically digging
its claws into the dead wood.

But when The Eagle twisted its withered, white skull,
the light began to brighten. And I saw his<
Crown begin to glow with a fierce light.
And I felt his terrifying

gaze piercing into my being. But as
the sun fell into darkness and the
sky grew black, it began
to fade into the

Written in Response to “The Owl” by Arthur Sze